West Siberian Lowland Peatland GIS Data Collection

This dataset contains the West Siberian Lowland (WSL) peatland GIS data collection. The collection covers the entire West Siberian lowland and was compiled from a wide array of data under the auspices of the NSF-funded Sensitivity of the West Siberian Lowland to Past and Present Climate project (Smith et al., 2000; Smith et al., 2004). Detailed physical characteristics of 9,691 individual peatlands (patches) were obtained from previously unpublished Russian field and ancillary map data, previously published depth measurements, and field depth and core measurements taken throughout the region during field campaigns in 1999, 2000, and 2001. The data collection features eight layers containing the detailed peatland inventory, political, and hydrographic information. Point data consist of field and laboratory measurements of peat depth, ash content, and bulk density. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP), grant number OPP-9818496.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1971-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2001-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1971-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2001-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 75.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 50.00000
Bounding Box West Long 60.00000
Bounding Box East Long 93.00000
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Author Yongwei Sheng
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS131
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:48:29Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS131
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Yongwei Sheng. (2009). West Siberian Lowland Peatland GIS Data Collection. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu//dataset/106.ARCSS131. Accessed 16 April 2024.

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