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Tundra landform and vegetation productivity trend maps for the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska

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Mark J. Lara, Ingmar Nitze, Guido Grosse, and A. David McGuire, 2018, Tundra landform and vegetation productivity trend maps for the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska: Scientific Data, v. 5.

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Arctic tundra landscapes are composed of a complex mosaic of patterned ground features, varying in soil moisture, vegetation composition, and surface hydrology over small spatial scales (10–100 m). The importance of microtopography and associated geomorphic landforms in influencing ecosystem structure and function is well founded, however, spatial data products describing local to regional scale distribution of patterned ground or polygonal tundra geomorphology are largely unavailable. Thus, our understanding of local impacts on regional scale processes (e.g., carbon dynamics) may be limited. We produced two key spatiotemporal datasets spanning the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska (~60,000 km2) to evaluate climate-geomorphological [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.58
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