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High Latitude Blue Sky Albedo

Map showing data distribution.

Daily mean shortwave blue sky albedo for February 28, 2000. Blue sky refers to albedo calculated under real-world conditions with a combination of both diffuse and direct lighting based on atmospheric and view-geometry conditions.

Daily “blue sky” shortwave albedo data were derived from the MODIS bi-directional reflectance distribution function.

Seasonality and Peak Greenness in the Arctic

Map of peak greenness.

Peak greenness derived from the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for the year 2010 in the ABoVE grid cell Bh07v07.

Maps of annual seasonality and greenness are now available from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment.

Snowoff Date from 1988-2016

Maps showing snowoff date statistics.

Summary statistics for the snowoff date from 1988-2016 across the study domain: mean (left), standard deviation (middle), and coefficient of variation (right).

Snowoff dates, detected by passive microwave, are available across Alaska, northwestern Canada, and the Russian Far East.

Thaw Slump Expansion in Alaska

Map showing thaw slump in Alaska.

Annual expansion of a thaw slump on the East Fork Chandalar River near the community of Venetie, Alaska, from 2008 through 2017. The erosion time series was created by digitizing data from ESRI base maps and Landsat 5, 7, and 8 images. The eroded area appears to be growing steadily, mostly to the east, with apparent limitation on growth to the north and south.

A time series of Landsat-derived maps shows the expansion of a thaw slump in Alaska.

Pre-Fire Ecosystem Classifications in Burned Area

Great Slave Lake

Ecosystem map for the Great Slave Lake area, Northwest Territories, Canada, for the period 1997-2011.

ABoVE researchers compiled a map of ecosystem states prior to the 2014 & 2015 fires in the Northwest Territories, Canada.