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West Siberian Lowland Peatland GIS Data Collection



This dataset contains the West Siberian Lowland (WSL) peatland GIS data collection. The collection covers the entire West Siberian lowland and was compiled from a wide array of data under the auspices of the NSF-funded Sensitivity of the West Siberian Lowland to Past and Present Climate project (Smith et al., 2000; Smith et al., 2004). Detailed physical characteristics of 9,691 individual peatlands (patches) were obtained from previously unpublished Russian field and ancillary map data, previously published depth measurements, and field depth and core measurements taken throughout the region during field campaigns in 1999, 2000, and 2001. The data collection features eight layers containing the detailed peatland inventory, political, and hydrographic information. Point data consist of field and laboratory measurements of peat depth, ash content, and bulk density.

This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP), grant number OPP-9818496.

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

Begin datetime 1971-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2001-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 75.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 50.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 60.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 93.00

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Laurence C. Smith <>

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Sheng, Y., Smith, L. 2009. West Siberian Lowland Peatland GIS Data Collection. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 24 Jul 2024.

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