Alaska Arctic Landscape Map

The landscape physiography map displays regions of plains, hills, mountains, glaciers and lakes. Generally, plains are flat or gently rolling landscapes less than 200 m above sea level. Hills are more dissected than plains (more surface roughness) and are 200-500 m in elevation. Mountains have greater surface roughness and are above 500 m in elevation. The Alaska Arctic Tundra Vegetation Map is a more detailed map of the Alaska portion of the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. The Alaska Arctic Tundra Vegetation Map is a more detailed map of the Alaska portion of the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. The landscape mapping is the same as the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map.

Back to Alaska Arctic Tundra Vegetation Map (Raynolds et al. 2006)

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 AVHRR NDVI, Bioclimate Subzone, Elevation, False Color-Infrared CIR, Floristic Province, Lake Cover, Landscape, Substrate Chemistry, Vegetation

References

Raynolds, M.K., Walker, D.A., Maier, H.A. 2005. Plant community-level mapping of arctic Alaska based on the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. Phytocoenologia. 35(4):821-848. http://doi.org/10.1127/0340-269X/2005/0035-0821

Raynolds, M.K., Walker, D.A., Maier, H.A. 2006. Alaska Arctic Tundra Vegetation Map. 1:4,000,000. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Anchorage, AK.

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Last Updated August 28, 2020, 12:01 (AKDT)