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Vegetation Imagery from Toolik Lake, Alaska

Toolik plot photo.

A plot photo (#0656) taken at the largest study area "Toolik" at elevation 765.7 m. The small white object was included in many of the photos as a color reference. The photographer's boots are also often visible, in this photo they are to the lower left of the white object.

Ground-Based Vegetation Community Photos, Toolik Lake Area, Alaska, 2014-2015

This new Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) dataset contains 731 ground-based nadir vegetation community and ground surface photographs that will serve as a 2014-2015 reference for future climate change impact studies. The photos complement related datasets that were collected across the same study areas near Toolik Lake, Alaska. The "Toolik" study area (approximately 6 km2) covers research areas near Toolik Field Station at Toolik Lake, including Arctic LTER installations. The "Pipeline" study area is a stretch of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the "Imnavait" area is along Imnavait Creek, roughly 10 km east of Toolik Lake.

ABoVE is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign conducted in Alaska and western Canada between 2016 and 2021 that links field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from airborne and satellite sensors.

See the related datasets:

Greaves, H.E., J. Eitel, L. Vierling, N. Boelman, K. Griffin, T. Magney, and C. Prager. 2019. High-Resolution Vegetation Community Maps, Toolik Lake Area, Alaska, 2013-2015. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1690

Greaves, H.E., L. Vierling, J. Eitel, N. Boelman, T. Magney, C. Prager, and K. Griffin. 2018. High-Resolution Shrub Biomass and Uncertainty Maps, Toolik Lake Area, Alaska, 2013. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1573

Data Citation: Greaves, H.E., and E.A. Fortin. 2019. Ground-Based Vegetation Community Photos, Toolik Lake Area, Alaska, 2014-2015. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1718
Data Center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: EOSDIS