Catalog Record: Kuparuk River Basin Vegetation Map (Muller et al. 1998)
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Aga kuparuk basin vegetation walker 2003

Kuparuk River Basin Vegetation Map (Muller et al. 1998)

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.

Go to Website Link :: Toolik Arctic Geobotanical Atlas below for details on legend units, photos of map units and plant species, glossary, bibliography and links to ground data.

Map Themes: Elevation, Hydrology, Landscape, Landsat MSS False-Color InfraRed, Vegetation


Auerbach, N. A., and D. A. Walker. 1995. Preliminary Vegetation Map, Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska: A Landsat-Derived Classification, Joint Facility for Regional Ecosystem Analysis, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. University of Colorado, Boulder.

Muller, S. V., Walker, D. A., Nelson, F. E., Auerback, N. A., Bockheim, J. G., Guyer, S., & D. Sherba. 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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    aga_kuparuk_basin_vegetation_walker_2003_tif.zip (1.9 MB)

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    aga_kuparuk_basin_outline.zip (29.8 KB)

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Status: Complete
Type: Data
Data Types: Image, GIS, Map
Primary Contacts
Name: Nancy Auerbach
Email: n.auerbach@uq.edu.au
Other Contacts
Name: Donald A. (Skip) Walker
Email: dawalker@alaska.edu
Name: Alaska Geobotany Center (AGC)
Email: uaf-agc@alaska.edu
Primary Organizations
Alaska Geobotany Center

Alaska, Arctic

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Kuparuk River Basin

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