Terrain and Vegetation of Toolik Lake, AK: Permanent Plots
Entry ID: ARCSS018

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Summary
Abstract: This data set is a summary of environmental, soil, and vegetation information collected from 81 study plots at the Toolik Lake research site in northern Alaska. Data include site factors, soil classification, description, and physical and chemical properties, as well as plant species cover. Investigators examined typical and characteristic vegetation communities of the area around Toolik Lake.

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Description: Complementary data can be found in the arcss110 data set, 'Terrain and Vegetation of Imnavait Creek, AK: Permanent Plots.' The data report is a summary of environmental, soil, and vegetation information collected from 73 study plots at the Department of Energy R4D research site, located near Imnavait Creek in northern Alaska. Data include site factors, soil classification, description, and physical and chemical properties, as well as plant species cover.


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Description: The maps derived from interpretations of data in this report are presented in the Imnavait 1:500 and 1:6000 data in the ARCSS017 data set, 'GIS Data from the Alaska North Slope.'


Geographic Coverage
 N: 68.66 S: 68.61  E: -149.54  W: -149.67

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Donald A. Walker
Dataset Title: Terrain and Vegetation of Toolik Lake, AK: Permanent Plots
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss018.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-08-01
Stop Date: 1989-08-26


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >DECIDUOUS VEGETATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >DOMINANT SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >INDIGENOUS VEGETATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >WEATHERING    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >CALCIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MAGNESIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >NITROGEN    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >POTASSIUM    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL SALINITY/SOIL SODICITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL BULK DENSITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL COLOR    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CONSISTENCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL DEPTH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PH    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL PLASTICITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEXTURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >GLACIAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >EVERGREEN VEGETATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >GYMNOSPERMS >CONIFERS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI >LICHENS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >MARSHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >PALUSTRINE WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >PEATLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >RIPARIAN WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >SPECIES DOMINANCE INDICES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]


Instrument
CAMERAS    [Information]
PH METERS    [Information]


Project
ARCSS >Arctic System Science    [Information]
ARCSS/LAII/FLUX >Arctic System Science/Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interaction/fluxes    [Information]
NSF/OPP >Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Keywords
ADCC
Alaska
ARCSS
ARCSS018
Arctic Ecosystem
Arctic System Science Data Coordination Center
Braun-Blanquet
DE-FG02-84ER60242.A006
National Science Foundation
NSF
NSIDC
OPP-9214959
OPP-9318530
OPP-9415554
OPP9214959
OPP9318530
OPP9415554
Plant Communities
Plant Ecology
R4D
RELEVE
Soil Taxonomy
SORTED TABLE ANALYSIS
Terrestrial Habitat
Toolik Lake
Tundra
Vegetation Communities


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: ARCSS018

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Arctic System Science Data Coordination Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/arcss/
Dataset ID: ARCSS018

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC ARCSS USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ftp
Distribution_Size: 1 KB - 494 KB
Distribution_Format: ASCII text files, MS Excel files, MS Word files


Personnel
DONALD (SKIP) A. WALKER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 907-474-2460
Email: ffdaw at uaf.edu
Contact Address:
Institute of Arctic Biology
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-6780
Country: USA


NATALYA C. BARRY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Joint Facility for Regional Ecosystem Analysis
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado
UCB 450
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Publications/References
Klute, A. 1986. Methods of soil analysis, Part 1. Physical and mineralogical methods. Agronomy Series, No. 9, American Society of Agronomy, Inc. and Soil Science Society of American, Inc. Madison, WI, 1188 pp. Mueller-Dombois, D., and H. Ellenberg. 1974. Aims and methods of vegetation ecology. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 547 pp. Page, A.L., R.H. Miller, and D.R. Keeney (Eds.) 1982. Methods of soil analysis, Part 2. Chemical and microbiological properties. Agronomy Series, No. 9, American Society of Agronomy, Inc. and Soil Science Society of American, Inc. Madison, WI, 1159 pp. Soil Survey Staff. 1974. Soil taxonomy of the National Cooperative Soil Survey. Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 754 pp. Walker, D.A., Lederer, N.D., and M.D. Walker. 1987. Permanent vegetation plots: Site factors, soil physical and chemical properties and plant species cover. Department of Engergy, R4D Program Data Report. Plant Ecology Laboratory, I
nstitute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO. Paper copy available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO. Identifier no. ARCSS110. Walker, D.A. and N.D. Lederer. 1987. Toposequence study: Site factors, soil physical and chemical properties and plant species cover. Department of Energy R4D Program Data Report. Plant Ecology Laboratory, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO. Paper copy available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO. Identifier no. ARCSS111. Walker, D.A., Webber, P.J., Lederer, N.D. and M.D. Walker. 1987. Terrain and vegetation of the Department of Energy R4D Research Site, Imnavait Creek, Alaska. I. Classification and Mapping. Department of Energy R4D Program Data report, Plant Ecology Laboratory, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO. Paper copy available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO. Identifier no. ARCSS112. Westhoff V., and E. van der Maarel. 1978. The B
raun-Blanquet approach. In: Whittaker, R.H. (Ed.) Classification of p
lant communities. Boston: Junk, pp. 617-726.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-15

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