Landscape Age of the Arctic

This data set is of landscape age of the Arctic, in 1000 years since the land surface was available for vegetation colonization. It is in vector format. The age of most recent deglaciation, emergence from the sea, or drainage of proglacial lakes was obtained from a compilation of Quaternary glaciations, available in digital format (Ehlers and Gibbard, 2004). Supplemental data provided in some of the regional chapters were especially useful. Although landscape age estimates are bound to change as research continues, the compilation used in this study includes the best available current estimates, and provides a relatively robust data set for analysis at a circumpolar scale. All dates in this study are in calendar years. Dates for Canada were converted from 14C years to calendar years (Dyke, 2004). Data are in 1000 calendar years.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1001-01-01T01:01:00Z
    End:  2003-09-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1001-01-01T01:01:00Z
Temporal Range End 2003-09-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 44.39152
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : readme_landscape_age.html

106.261 : is a companion to dataset 106.262

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Author Martha K. Raynolds
Josefino Comiso
Donald A. (Skip) Walker
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2010-05-14T14:33:42
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.262
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category geoscientificInformation
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:49:15Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.262
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Martha K. Raynolds, Josefino Comiso, Donald A. (Skip) Walker. (2010). Landscape Age of the Arctic. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 April 2024.

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