Patterned-Ground 10 x 10 m Grids - Happy Valley

The Happy Valley patterned-ground grids are located in Subzone E, the warmest part of the Arctic, in the foothills of the Brooks Range, just west of the Sagavanirktok River and the Dalton Highway. There are three 10 x 10-m grids along a hill slope, one on the crest of the hill (dry), one on the mid-slope (mesic), and one on the toe slope (wet). All three have tussock-sedge, erect dwarf-shrub, moss vegetation.

Back to: Patterned-Ground 10 x 10 m Grids (Raynolds et al. 2005)

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Links to Biocomplexity of Patterned Ground Locations Happy Valley, Sagwon, Franklin Bluffs, Deadhorse, West Dock, Howe Island

Map Themes: Vegetation, thaw depth, snow depth, NDVI


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

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Last Updated November 24, 2020, 19:55 (AKST)