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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.

Monitoring Arctic Vegetation for ABoVE

Vegetation (Vaccinium uliginosum-Thamnolia vermicularis in the foreground) on Unalaska Island, August 10th, 2007 (Talbot et al., 2010).

Vegetation on Unalaska Island, August 10th, 2007 (from Talbot et al., 2010).

Ten recently published data sets provide historical environmental, soil, and vegetation data collected at study locations throughout Alaska.

Land cover in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Land-cover map of the Coastal Plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 1993. Sixteen land-cover types are noted, with a 17th notation for shadow (Jorgenson et al., 1994).

Land-cover map of the Coastal Plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 1993. Sixteen land-cover types are noted, with a 17th notation for shadow (Jorgenson et al., 1994).

A landcover map for the northern coastal plain of the the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been released in support of NASA's ABoVE campaign.

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