Upper Kuparuk River Region SPOT CIR

The French SPOT satellite data (20-m resolution) were obtained on 28 July 1989 and provides a view of the mapped region from space. The false-color infrared image shows more densely vegetated areas as brighter red tones. When compared with the glacial geology map, the older Sagavanirktok-age glacial landscapes have few lakes and redder tones indicating more dense vegetation, and the younger Itkillik-age glacial surfaces that have more lakes and grayer colors.

This image is at 20-m resolution, and includes SPOT bands 1 (green, 0.50 – 0.59 µm), 2 (red, 0.61 - 0.68 µm), and 3 (near infrared, 0.78 - 0.89 µm).

Back to Upper Kuparuk River Region Vegetation (Walker & Maier 2008)

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, Glacial Geology, Hydrology, Landform, Landsat NDVI trend 1985-2007, SPOT CIR, SPOT NDVI, Surficial Geology, Surficial Geomorphology, Vegetation


Shippert, M. M., D. A. Walker, N. A. Auerbach, and B. E. Lewis. 1995. Biomass and leaf-area index maps derived from SPOT images for Toolik Lake and Imnavait Creek areas, Alaska. Polar Record 31:147-154.

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Last Updated November 24, 2020, 12:11 (AKST)