North American Pollen Atlas

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Williams, J.W., B. Shuman, P.J. Bartlein, J. Whitmore, K. Gajewski, M. Sawada, T. Minckley, S. Shafer, A.E. Viau, T. Webb, III, P.M. Anderson, L.B. Brubaker, C. Whitlock, and O.K. Davis
Publication_Date: December 2006
Title: North American Pollen Atlas
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2007-001
Issue_Identification: 2007-001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Other_Citation_Details:
NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online_Linkage: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pubs/williams2006/williams2006.html
Description:
Abstract:
This atlas displays the distribution of modern pollen abundances in North America, both geographically and relative to various climatic, bioclimatic, and vegetational variables. It is intended to aid analyses of modern pollen-environment relationships as well as the climatic and ecological interpretations of fossil pollen diagrams. The atlas is based upon a recent compilation of pollen samples from surface sediments and polsters that includes 4549 samples, 134 pollen types, and independent climatic and vegetational attributes for all locations. Atlas pages are presented for 106 pollen types, representing all of the major and many minor pollen types found in North America. Ten pollen types are split into eastern and western regional groups, using the corresponding species range maps as a guide. The pages are designed to show in detail the distribution of pollen abundances with respect to key climatic and vegetational variables; each set includes a map of modern pollen abundances plus a series of visualizations of pollen-climate and pollen-vegetation relationships. The relationship between pollen abundances and indices of fractional broadleaf and needleleaf areal cover is consistent with the ecological associations of the plant taxon, and biomes can be distinguished by the characteristic frequencies of various pollen abundances, although abundances for individual taxa may vary widely within a given biome. Pollen-abundance distributions with respect to environmental gradients are usually characterized by an upper-limit unimodal distribution, except where the representation of multiple species by a single pollen morphological type results in multimodal distributions. Consequently, high pollen abundances are usually more climatically informative than low pollen abundances. Although individual pollen types are rarely diagnostic of a particular climatic regime or vegetation type, assemblage-level information about the abundances of many pollen types provides a strong basis for paleoenvironmental inference.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Williams, J.W., B. Shuman, P.J. Bartlein, J. Whitmore, K. Gajewski, M. Sawada, T. Minckley, S. Shafer, A.E. Viau, T. Webb, III, P.M. Anderson, L.B. Brubaker, C. Whitlock, and O.K. Davis. 2006. An Atlas of Pollen-Vegetation-Climate Relationships for the United States and Canada. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Dallas, TX. 293 pp.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.0
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > POLLEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > POLLEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > POLLEN
Theme_Keyword: PAGES > PAST GLOBAL CHANGES, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: Pollen Atlas
Theme_Keyword: Pollen Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Pollen-vegetation Relationship
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JACK W. WILLIAMS
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: B, SHUMAN
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PATRICK J. BARTLEIN
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: J. WHITMORE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KONRAD GAJEWSKI
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: M. C. SAWADA
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: T. MINCKLEY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: S. SHAFER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ALAIN E. VIAU
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: THOMPSON WEBB III
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: P. M. ANDERSON
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: LINDA B. BRUBAKER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHARLES H. WHITLOCK
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: O. K. DAVIS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
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Contact_Address:
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Address: Department of Geography
Address: University of Minnesota
City: Minneapolis
State_or_Province: MN
Postal_Code: 55455-0219
Country: USA
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Address: Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology
Address: University of Ottawa
Address: Department of Geography
Address: Simard Building
Address: 165 Waller Street
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1N 6N5
Country: Canada
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Address: 165 Waller Street
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Address: Simard Building
Address: 165 Waller Street
Address: University of Ottawa
City: Ottawa
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: K1N 6N5
Country: CANADA
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Address: Department of Geological Sciences
Address: Brown University
City: Providence
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02912-1846
Country: USA
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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Address: University of Washington
Address: College of Forest Resources
Address: 202 Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Building
Address: Box 352100
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98195
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: MS 420
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-613-562-5800 ext.1327
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401) 863-3128
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-543-5778
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (757) 864-5675
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-613-562-5145
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-543-3254
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (757) 864-7996
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gajewski@aix1.uottawa.ca
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lbru@u.washington.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.h.whitlock@larc.nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Contact_Person: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Address: NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
Address: 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80303
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paleo@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2007-001
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: pdf
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pollen/atlas/atlas....
Access_Instructions:
Access to data files
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/pollen/atla...
Access_Instructions:
Access to documentation
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070501
Metadata_Review_Date: 20070501
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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