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MEaSUREs Wetlands data
Entry ID: MEaSUREs_Wetlands

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Abstract: ASF currently archives and distributes theMEaSUREs Wetlands project. This project constructed a global-scale Earth System Data Record (ESDR) of inundated wetlands to facilitate investigations on their role in climate, biogeochemistry, hydrology, and biodiversity. The ESDR is comprised of two complementary components:

Fine-resolution, 100-meter, maps of wetland extent, vegetation type, and ... View entire text

Purpose: Wetlands exert major impacts on global climate, hydrology, chemistry, and biodiversity. Wetland size and timing of inundation play key roles in ecosystem dynamics. Despite the importance of these environments in the cycling of carbon and water and climate change, the extent and dynamics of global wetlands remain poorly characterized, primarily because of the scarcity of regional-to-global remote ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 81.83   S: -55.72   E: 179.87   W: -179.87

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/JPL
Dataset Title: MEaSUREs Wetlands
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25 km
Longitude Resolution: 25 km
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Alaska Satellite Facility Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ASF00009

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 907-474-5041
Fax: 907-474-2665
Email: uso at
Contact Address:
Alaska Satellite Facility
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
903 Koyukuk Dr.
PO Box 757320
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7320
Country: USA
Phone: 212-650-8218
Fax: 212-650-7064
Email: kmcdonald2 at
Contact Address:
CUNY Environmental Crossroads Initiative and CREST Institute The City College of New York, City University of New York MR 925, 160 Convent Ave. & W. 138th St.
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10031
Country: USA
Whitcomb, J., M. Moghaddam, K. McDonald,J. Kellndorfer, and E. Podest, "Mapping Wetlands of Alaska from L-band SAR imagery," Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 35, no. 1 (February 2009): 54-72, doi: 10.5589/m08-080.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-09-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-20