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Preliminary Investigation of Paleoenvironment, Processes, and Carbon Stocks of Drained Thaw-Lake Basins, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska

Summary

This data set contains Preliminary Investigation of Paleoenvironment, Processes, and Carbon Stocks of Drained Thaw-Lake Basins, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska data. These data contain measurements taken from 78 drained thaw-lake basins on the Arctic Coastal Plain between Barrow and Atqasuk, Alaska. Investigators collected and analyzed sediment cores to determine soil and vegetation composition, and used Landsat 7+ imagery and degree of basin polygonization to determine the relative age of the basins. Analysis of the cores included pollen, radiocarbon, and organic carbon subsampling. This project was part of an effort to determine the amount of carbon sequestered in drained basins, to determine changes in carbon accumulation rates over time, and to understand the influence of climate on the geomorphological evolution of lake basins on the Arctic Coastal Plain.

Data access

ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: other
Spatial type: point
Categories: Arctic, Land Character.
Platforms: benthic sampling
Documentation:

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime: 2000-08-01 00:00:00, End datetime: 2001-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 70.905500, Minimum longitude: -157.141800
Maximum latitude: 71.313600, Maximum longitude: -155.547400

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Point of contact

Wendy R. Eisner
University of Cincinnati - Department of Geography
E-Mail address: wendy dot eisner at uc dot edu