Imnavait Creek Permanent Vegetation Plots

Walker DA, Lederer ND, and Walker MD. 1987. Permanent vegetation plots: Site factors, soil physical and chemical properties and plant species cover. Department of Energy R4D Program, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

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Environmental Information, Plot SW-21A

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Date sampled:8/5/84Tussock Thaw Depth: 
Landform: Colluvial basinInter-Tussock Thaw Depth:44 cm
Terrain Unit: Basin colluviumBare Soil10%
Aspect:Soil Type Histic Pergelic Cryaquept
Exposure (scalar)**:1.8Soil Moisture (scalar)**:8.5
Surface Form: Strangmoor or aligned hummocks in bogsLow shrub cover:0%
Microsite: Inter-hummockDwarf shrub cover:0.3%
Microsite Cover:92%Average shrub height:2 cm
Site Moisture (scalar)**:8.0Tussock Graminoid Cover:0.0%
Estimated Snow Duration (scalar)**:4.0Nontussock Graminoid Cover:30.0%
Snow Depth (5/17/87)*:53 cmForb Cover:0.3%
Stability (scalar)**:2.0Lichen Cover:0%
Cryoturbation:0Bryophyte Cover:20%
Microrelief Height:0 cm 
*Mean of five measurements
**Scalar values (Exposure, Site Moisture, Est. Snow Duration, Stability, and Soil Moisture) are linked to Table 3. Legend for the environmental variables used in the R4D vegetation studies