Terrain and Vegetation of Imnavait Creek, AK: Toposequence Study
Entry ID: ARCSS111

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Summary
Abstract: This data report is a summary of environmental, soil, and vegetation information collected from 23 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, and plant species cover. Study plots characterize two typical hillslopes of the Imnavait Creek Watershed. An assessment for photointerpreting vegetation signatures based on data findings is provided. Data are distributed in PDF file format.

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Description: Data from this study were classified using Braun-Blanquet sorted table analysis, and were incorporated in creating a map using integrated geobotanical mapping procedures in a Geographic Information System (GIS). The vegetation classification is presented in a final sorted table, and major terrain units, vegetation, and surface forms are described. Also included is a summary of comparable vegetation types from other relevant studies and an areal analysis of the geobotanical maps of the study area. The study area is the Department of Energy R4D research site and is located near Imnavait Creek, AK


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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: 68.63 S: 68.59  E: -149.26  W: -149.37

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Donald A. Walker and N. D. Lederer
Dataset Title: Terrain and Vegetation of Imnavait Creek, AK: Toposequence Study
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: PDF
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss111.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-08-01
Stop Date: 1985-09-04


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 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 >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [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 >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS    [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]
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
ARCSS111
Arctic Ecosystem
Arctic System Science Data Coordination Center
HILLSLOPE
Imnavait Creek
National Science Foundation
NSF
NSIDC
OPP-9214959
OPP-9318530
OPP-9415554
OPP9214959
OPP9318530
OPP9415554
Plant Communities
Plant Ecology
POINT QUADRAT
R4D
Soil Taxonomy
Terrestrial Habitat
TOPOSEQUENCE
Tundra
Vegetation Communities
Visual Observations


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: ARCSS111

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: ARCSS111

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: Electronic data report
Distribution_Size: 28 pp. + appendices
Distribution_Format: PDF


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


NAN D. LEDERER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Plant Ecology Laboratory
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado
UCB 450
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA


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
Walker, D.A. and N.C. Barry. 1991. Toolik Lake permanent vegetation plots: Site factors, soil physical and chemical properties, plant species cover, photographs, and soil descriptions. Department of Energy R4D Program Data report, Joint Facility for Regional Ecosystem Analysis, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. Identifier no. ARCSS018. 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, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. Identifier no. ARCSS110. 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. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. Identifier no. ARCSS112.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-17

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