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

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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.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-29)
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Spatial Type point
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Language English
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  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

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

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 80.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 64.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -112.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -85.00

Primary point of contact information

Grizelle Gonzalez <ggonzalez@fs.fed.us>

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Gonzalez, G., Gould, W., Raynolds, M. 2009. Canadian Transect of Soils and Vegetation for the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6FB512M. Accessed 27 Sep 2022.

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