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Landsat Derived Historical Lake Extents for the Barrow Peninsula


This data set consists of Lake extent maps for the Barrow peninsula from five historical Landsat satellite images classified by a hierarchical classification system. Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) was calculated from the green and near infra-red bands and each lake was classified by an independently derived NDWI threshold value. The acquisition dates for the images were 13 July 1977; 5 August 1985; 8 July 1992; 1 July 2001; and 20 August 2008.

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  • 1.0 (2010-02-19)
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Language English
Grant Code 0713813
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  • inlandWaters
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1977-07-13 01:01:00
End datetime 2008-08-20 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 71.30, Minimum (South) Latitude: 70.40
Minimum (West) Longitude: -160.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -153.50

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Yongwei Sheng <>

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Sheng, Y. 2010. Landsat Derived Historical Lake Extents for the Barrow Peninsula. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 02 Dec 2020.

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