Hierarchic GIS: Process, Pattern and Scale for Analysis of Arctic Ecosystems (ITEX)

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Entry ID

GGD244

Summary

This study is developing a GIS at multiple scales for the Kuparuk River Basin and other sites in Alaska. The project includes geobotanical sampling of 1 x 1 km grids at 100 m intervals for vegetation, soils, and active layer depth. Sites are:

U1 Barrow Grid (71 deg 20 min N, 156 deg 30 min W)
U3 Atkasook Grid (70 deg. 27 min N, 157 deg 25 min W)
U5 West Dock Grid (70 deg 22 min N, 148 deg 34 min W)
U7 Betty Pingo Grid (70 deg 17 min N, 148 deg 52 min W)
U10 Happy Valley Grid (69 deg 9 min N, 148 deg 51 min W)
U11 Imnavait Creek Grid (68 deg 37 min N, 149 deg 18 min W)
U12 Toolik Lake Grid (68 deg 37 min N, 149 deg 36 min W)
R4 GIS also includes Parisento Grid (approx 70 deg N, 76
deg E).


These sites are part of the IPA Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 71.333°     S: 68.617°     E: -148.567°     W: -157.417°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Donald _(Skip) Walker
Dataset Title: Hierarchic GIS: Process, Pattern and Scale for Analysis of Arctic Ecosystems (ITEX)
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd244.html

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA ALASKA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA

Science Keywords

  • Biosphere Vegetation Biomass
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Cover
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Soils

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Layer
  • GIS
  • Mapping
  • Meteorology
  • Soil Properties
  • Vegetation

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Data Center

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Personnel

Donald (Skip) A. Walker
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 907 474-2460
Email: ffdaw@uaf.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  • Institute of Arctic Biology
  • Institute of Arctic Biology
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks

City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-6780
Country: USA

Reference

Walker, D.A., N. Auerbach, M. Walker, J. Brown, K. Everett, Hinzman, L., F. Nelson, N. Moskalenko. 1995. Monitoring change in arctic terrestrial ecosystems at multiple scales. Workhops to define research priorities for Russian Arctic land-shelf systems, Columbus, Ohio, 10-12 January 1995. Ohio State University. Byrd Polar Research Center Miscellaneous Series M- 335, p. 118-120.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-01-07

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