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Alaska LandCarbon Wetland Distribution Map


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Wylie, B.K., and Pastick, N.J., 2017, Alaska LandCarbon Wetland Distribution Map: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This product provides regional estimates of specific wetland types (bog and fen) in Alaska. Available wetland types mapped by the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) program were re-classed into bog, fen, and other. NWI mapping of wetlands was only done for a portion of the area so a decision tree mapping algorithm was then developed to estimate bog, fen, and other across the state of Alaska using remote sensing and GIS spatial data sets as inputs. This data was used and presented in two chapters on the USGS Alaska LandCarbon Report.


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Carbon flux and methane flux models need bog and fen wetland types to quantify wetland impacts on Alaska carbon fluxes. Bog and fen were the primary wetland types that the carbon flux model was applicable to. These bog and fen maps were used and presented in two chapters on the USGS Alaska LandCarbon Report.


Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.



  • LandCarbon
  • USGS Data Release Products


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DOI doi:10.5066/F7SB43X2

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