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Biocomplexity of Patterned Ground: Dalton Highway



The Biocomplexity project studies small patterned-ground ecosystems along the Arctic bioclimate gradient in North America. Various types of patterned-ground formations are found in the Arctic. These are a significant component of nearly all Arctic landscapes. Although these features have been studied by geomorphologists, their role in ecosystems has been largely unstudied. The project focuses on how climate influences the interactions between vegetation, soils, and patterned ground formation in order to better understand how climate change might affect these systems.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-21)
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Spatial Type multiple
Frequency no set schedule
Language English
Grant Code 0120736
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  • geoscientificInformation
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2001-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2005-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 70.37469, Minimum (South) Latitude: 69.14667
Minimum (West) Longitude: -148.848, Maximum (East) Longitude: -148.46322

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Hilmar A. Maier <>

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Barreda, J., et al. 2009. Biocomplexity of Patterned Ground: Dalton Highway. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 21 May 2024.

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