Alaska Arctic Vegetation Unit G4.1

 

Hierarchy of Geobotanical Vegetation Map Units (Walker DA 2002)

Tussock-sedge, dwarf-shrub, moss tundra; Community No. 41, Arctic Foothills, near Oumalik, Alaska. (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Subzone E. Tussock-sedge, dwarf-shrub, moss tundra; Community No. 41, Arctic Foothills, near Oumalik, Alaska. Photo: D.A. Walker.
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map legend color for unit G4.1G4.1 Tussock tundra (entire map)

Tussock-sedge, dwarf-shrub, moss communities (comm. 41) on mesic, acidic loess. Foothills of the Brooks Range and Seward Peninsula; ice-rich permafrost, Yukon -Kuskokwim Delta; and foothills of the Kuskokwim Mountains, Subzone E.