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Map Dataset Locations Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map Northern Alaska map datasets Prudhoe Bay map datasets Alaska National Wildlife Refuge map datasets Upper Kuparuk River Region map datasets Seward Peninsula map datasets Barrow map datasets Atqasuk map datasets Ivotuk vegetation maps Arctic Alaska Tundra Vegetation Map Kuparuk River Basin

Click on a location above to go to Data Catalog records for the area. Catalog records include a description of the dataset and links to map images, shape files and publications available for download. If a location has more than one data record, the link above goes to a list of datasets available for that location. Arctic areas of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta region of Southwest Alaska (not shown) are included in the Arctic Alaska Vegetation Tundra Map dataset.

The hierarchy of maps currently available in the atlas range in scale from plant species maps of 1x1-m plots at Toolik Lake and Imnavait Creek to maps of the entire circumpolar Arctic. Most regions have a variety of map themes available including vegetation, landforms, topography, and hydrology. Some of the maps are raster-based map products derived from satellite data and digital elevation models. Some of the maps are polygon-based geoecological maps, with many different attributes coded into a geographic information system (GIS). Various search options make the maps and associated information easy to find.

Related Sites

TAGA: Toolik-Arctic Geobotanical Atlas

The Toolik-Arctic Geobotanical Atlas (TAGA) is a web-based multi-scale collection of geobotanical maps and related material. It includes maps at seven different scales, from 1-m2 plots to the entire Arctic. The TAGA focuses on research sites at the Toolik Field Station and Imnavait Creek, Alaska, but also covers the Kuparuk River Basin, northern Alaska, Arctic Alaska, and the Circumpolar Arctic. Diverse geobotanical themes include geology, topography landforms, surficial geomorphology, soils, and vegetation. The unique aspect of this atlas is that many of the map units have full descriptions and photos of the map units and plant species in the units. The maps and website were developed at the Alaska Geobotany Center in collaboration with several other groups at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Visit the TAGA ».

Martha Raynolds checking the Russian portion of the Circumpolar Arctic vegetation map with Dr. Nadya Matveyeva, 2002, Cherski, Russia. Photo: D.A. Walker.