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Canadian Transect of Soils and Vegetation for the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map

Summary

This dataset contains Canadian Transect of Soils and Vegetation for the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map data. The report summarizes environmental, vegetation, and soil data collected from 116 releves along a 2000-km transect from Amund Ringnes, Axel Heiberg, and Ellesmere Islands in the northern Canadian Arctic to a site at the southern edge of the Canadian tundra. Data include sample site descriptions (e.g., thaw depths, aspect, and surficial geology); soil pH, chemistry, and texture; and vascular, bryophyte, and lichen species cover. Scientists involved in the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM) project, with the help of undergraduate students enrolled in a University of Minnesota field course, conducted this north-south transect study of the Canadian Arctic to investigate large-scale climate-related variations in vegetation.

Data access

ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: no set schedule
Spatial type: point
Categories: Arctic, Land Character.
Platforms: Vegetation Sampling
Documentation:

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime: 1999-07-19 00:00:00, End datetime: 1999-09-11 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 64.000000, Minimum longitude: -112.000000
Maximum latitude: 80.000000, Maximum longitude: -85.000000

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Point of contact

Grizelle Gonzalez
USDA Forest Service
E-Mail address: ggonzalez at fs dot fed dot us