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Vegetation at Alaskan flux towers

Land cover types and topography at the flux tower field sites

Land cover types and topography at the flux tower field sites at Barrow, Atqasuk, and Ivotuk, Alaska

Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots in Flux Tower Footprints, North Slope Alaska, 2014

This data set provides vegetation, environmental, and soil data collected from plots located in the footprints of eddy covariance flux towers along a 300 km north-south latitudinal gradient from Barrow, to Atqasuk, and to Ivotuk across the North Slope of Alaska in 2014. Within each of the five flux tower footprints, 1x1 m quadrats were placed subjectively within widespread habitat or micro-habitat types to map the dominant vegetation communities and site environmental factors. Specific attributes included species cover data and environmental, soil and spectral data (active layer thaw depth, moss layer depth, organic horizon layer depth, standing water depth, soil moisture status, vegetation height, LAI).

Data Citation
Davidson, S.J., D. Zona, and D.A. Walker. 2017. Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots in Flux Tower Footprints, North Slope Alaska, 2014. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1546

Data center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS