Landsat Derived Historical Lake Extents

Lake extent maps for the Alaska North Slope and Barrow peninsula were generated from selected Landsat satellite images between 1977 and 2008 available at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) database. The acquisition dates for the images are included in the individual filenames. The lake maps cover 400,000 km2 from 69.6dd N to 71.3dd N and -162.6dd W to -174.1dd W. The spatial resolution of the lake maps depends on the resolution of the Landsat image on which it was based. Landsat Multispectral Scanner (MSS) based maps have a resolution of 60 x 60 meters. Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) maps have 30 x 30 meter resolution. Lake extent maps are released in ArcView shapefile format. All files are projected in the UTM Zone 4 North with units of meters (m).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1977-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2008-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1977-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 71.30000
Bounding Box South Lat 69.60000
Bounding Box West Long -174.10000
Bounding Box East Long -162.60000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme_landsat_lakesv2.pdf

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Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
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Asset Size 23 MB
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Author Yongwei Sheng
Kenneth M. Hinkel
John D. Lenters
Laurence C. Smith
Evan Lyons
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-11-30T20:28:14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.347
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:51:51Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.347
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Yongwei Sheng, Kenneth M. Hinkel, John D. Lenters, Laurence C. Smith, Evan Lyons. (2011). Landsat Derived Historical Lake Extents. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 April 2024.

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