Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation [Map]

Description:

The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map shows the types of vegetation that occur across the Arctic, between the ice-covered Arctic Ocean to the north and the northern limit of forests to the south. Environmental and climatic conditions are extreme, with a short growing season and low summer temperatures. As one moves southward (outward from map's center in all directions), the amount of warmth available for plant growth increases considerably.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: 2003  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Environmental Policy Collection
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Creator (Author):
Creator (Director):
Creator (Compiler):
Raynolds, Martha K.

Alaska Geobotany Center

Creator (Cartographer):
Maier, Hilmar, A.

Alaska Geobotany Center

Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Anchorage, Alaska
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2003
Description:

The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map shows the types of vegetation that occur across the Arctic, between the ice-covered Arctic Ocean to the north and the northern limit of forests to the south. Environmental and climatic conditions are extreme, with a short growing season and low summer temperatures. As one moves southward (outward from map's center in all directions), the amount of warmth available for plant growth increases considerably.

Note:

Suggested Citation: CAVM Team. 2003. Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. Scale 1:7,500,000. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Map No. 1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Funded by: U.S. National Science Foundation grant number OPP-9908-829, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

[harvested 2009-09-30].

Physical Description:

2 p. L: col. ill.

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Keyword(s): climate variability and change | ecosystems | arctic studies | polar studies | biodiversity
Added Title: Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Map No. 1.
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Map
Format: Image