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Map Collection for Prudhoe Bay Oilfield, Alaska

Cumulative impact map of disturbances for Prudhoe Bay

Cumulative impact map of infrastructure related disturbances from 2010 for Prudhoe Bay Oilfield site A.

A new ABoVE data set provides historical records of vegetation, water, and soils within the Prudhoe Bay region of Alaska.

Vegetation on Arctic Pingos

Large pingo feature in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

A typical pingo, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. This feature is 7 m high and has a basal diameter of 110 m (from Walker, 1990).

A pingo is a mound of earth-covered ice found in the Arctic. A new data set provides vegetation data on 41 pingos in the North Slope of Alaska.

Carbon Emissions from Boreal Forest Fires

Ignition locations and burned areas in Alaska, 2015

Ignition locations and burned area for Interior Alaska in 2015 (from Veraverbeke et al, 2017).

Researchers with NASA's ABoVE estimated the daily burned area and carbon emissions from boreal fires from 2001-2015.

Effects of Oil Exploration on Alaskan Vegetation

Vegetation near an abandoned oil well in Oumalik, Alaska.

Vegetation plot at Oumalik, Alaska (from Ebersole, 1985).

Alaskan researchers collected environmental data from 87 study plots near an abandoned test oil well in Oumalik, Alaska.

Arctic Vegetation in Kuparuk, Alaska

Glacial geology in the Upper Kuparuk River area of Alaska

Upper Kuparuk River Region glacial geology map showing locations of Toolik Lake and Imnavait Creek research areas.

Data released in support of NASA's ABoVE project provides vegetation, landscape, hydrology, and geologic maps for the Kuparuk River Basin in Alaska.