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

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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Language English
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Temporal coverage

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

Spatial coverage

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 19 Sep 2017.

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