Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map

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Entry ID

GGD639

Summary

The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM) defines the spatial extent of dominant vegetation in terms of the dominant plant growth forms and physiognomy. Mapped vegetation extends south to the treeline, which varies with longitude. Spatial coverage is 60 to 90 N, -180 to 180 W. The map is available in Adobe PDF format, ESRI Arc/Info and Shapefile format, among others.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 60°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC

Science Keywords

  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Cover
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Species

Ancillary Keywords

  • Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map
  • GIS
  • Maps

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

Related URL

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
GIS Data and Resources at NSIDC

Reference

Walker, D.A. 1999. An integrated vegetation mapping approach for northern Alaska (1:4M scale). International Journal of Remote Sensing 20:2895-2920.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-07-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-13

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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