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Kuparuk River Basin Vegetation Map (Walker 1997)

The vegetation of the Kuparuk River watershed was mapped for several US National Science Foundation projects, including the Arctic System Science Flux Study and the Long-Term Ecological Research program (Muller et al. 1998).

The Kuparuk Basin map is a raster (tif) map, with 50-m pixels, and 8 land cover categories. The boundaries of the map form a rectangle that encompasses the entire Kuparuk River watershed, from the headwaters on the north side of the Brooks Range to the Beaufort Sea coast.

The map is based on a modified unsupervised classification of a portion of a Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) composite created by the National Mapping Division, U.S. Geological Survey EROS data center, Anchorage, Alaska. Geobotanical maps and earlier Landsat-derived maps of the region were used for supplementary information to interpret the spectral classes.

Map Themes

Elevation, Hydrology, Landscape, Landsat MSS False-Color InfraRed, Vegetation

References

Muller, S. V., Walker, D. A., Nelson, F. E., Auerback, N. A., Bockheim, J. G., Guyer, S., & Sherba, D. 1998. Accuracy assessment of a land-cover map of the Kuparuk river basin, Alaska: considerations for remote regions. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 64(6): 619-628.

Data and Resources

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    Download :: Map Image

    aga_kuparuk_basin_vegetation_walker_2003.png (1.11 MB)

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    Download :: GIS Data

    aga_kuparuk_basin_vegetation_walker_2003_tif.zip (1.9 MB)

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    Download :: GIS Data

    aga_kuparuk_basin_outline.zip (29.8 KB)

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    Website :: Toolik Arctic Geobotanical Atlas

    http://www.arcticatlas.org/maps/themes/ku/kuvg

Status: Complete
Type: Data
Data Types: Image, GIS, Map
Primary Contact
Walker, Donald A. (Skip)
Email: dawalker@alaska.edu
Primary Agency
Alaska Geobotany Center
Type
Academic

ISO Topics
biota, geoscientificInformation, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover

Geo-keywords
Alaska, Arctic

Collection
All Maps, Kuparuk River Basin

Direct Record Link
http://geobotanical.portal.gina.alaska.edu/catalogs/9779-kuparuk-river-basin-vegetation-map-walker-1997
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