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Pre-ABoVE: Geobotanical and Impact Map Collection for Prudhoe Bay Oilfield, Alaska


DatasetPre-ABoVE: Geobotanical and Impact Map Collection for Prudhoe Bay Oilfield, Alaska
Release date2017-06-30
Time period1949-01-01 to 2010-07-31

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Downloads62017-06-152017-11-0658 total files downloaded


This data set provides a collection of maps of geoecological characteristics of areas within the Beechey Point quadrangle near Prudhoe Bay on the North slope of Alaska: a geobotanical atlas of the Prudhoe Bay region, a land cover map of the Beechey Point quadrangle, and cumulative impact maps in the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield for ten dates from 1968 to 2010. The geobotanical atlas is based on aerial photographs and covers 145 square kilometers of the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield. The land cover map of the Beechey Point quadrangle was derived from the Landsat multispectral scanner, aerial photography, and other field and cartographic methods. The cumulative impact maps of the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield show historical infrastructure and natural changes digitized from aerial photos taken in each successive analysis year (1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1990, 2001, and 2010). Nine geoecological attributes are included: dominant vegetation, secondary vegetation, tertiary vegetation, percentage open water, landform, dominant surface form, secondary surface form, dominant soil, and secondary soil. These data document environmental changes in an Arctic region that is affected by both climate change and rapid industrial development.

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Walker, D.A., M.K. Raynolds, K. Everett, P.J. Webber, J. Brown, W. Acevedo, K.J. Ambrosius, M. Kanevskiy, Y. Shur, G. Kofinas, and V.E. Romanovsky. 2017. Pre-ABoVE: Geobotanical and Impact Map Collection for Prudhoe Bay Oilfield, Alaska. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
beecheypoint_landcover.tif 693.0KB 1979-07-15 71.03N to 69.97N146.97W to 150.17W 1.5KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31 70.35N to 70.19N148.30W to 148.97W 7.8MB 1949-01-01 to 2010-07-31 70.32N to 70.28N148.66W to 148.79W 8.7MB 1949-01-01 to 2010-07-31 70.28N to 70.24N148.55W to 148.67W 8.7MB 1949-01-01 to 2010-07-31 70.28N to 70.24N148.30W to 148.43W

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Dataset has 8 companion files.

  • prudhoe_b_geobotanical.kmz
  • prudhoe_c_geobotanical.kmz
  • Prudhoe_Bay_Veg_Maps_Fig1.png
  • Prudhoe_Bay_Veg_Maps.pdf
  • geobotanical_atlas.pdf
  • prudhoe_a_geobotanical.kmz
  • geobotanical_atlas_boundary.kmz