Resource Allocation and Allometry of Plant Growth at Selected Sites in the Arctic: 2003-2005 Growing Seasons

This data set consists of seven data files containing measurements from Arctic field sites during the summer months from 5 July 2003 to 5 August 2005 as part of the Land Atmosphere Ice Interaction (LAII) International Tundra Experiment (ITEX). Investigators designed this research, which compares an extensive range of vegetation types that exists in widely-separated sites, to help identify the relative vulnerability of different vegetation types, plant functional types, and species to climate change and other forms of disturbances. They evaluated specific parameters to improve understanding of the broad patterns of vegetation change and vegetation function across the Arctic and quantify the constraints on the patterns of growth of arctic-plant feedbacks to the Arctic System. The research sites are located in Alaska, USA; Abisko, Sweden; and Svalbard, Norway. Data are in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format, viewable with spreadsheet software. Data are distributed as an approximately 575 KB compressed ZIP file.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2003-07-05T00:00:00Z
    End:  2005-08-05T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2003-07-05T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2005-08-05T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 78.21670
Bounding Box South Lat 68.30000
Bounding Box West Long -149.56670
Bounding Box East Long 18.85000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
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Asset Size 1 MB
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Author Gaius R. (Gus) Shaver
Lorna Street
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS164
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2018-07-13T17:41:30Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS164
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Gaius R. (Gus) Shaver, Lorna Street. (2009). Resource Allocation and Allometry of Plant Growth at Selected Sites in the Arctic: 2003-2005 Growing Seasons. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 November 2023.

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