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-32B

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Date sampled:8/7/84Tussock Thaw Depth: 
Landform: Hill crestInter-Tussock Thaw Depth:100 cm
Terrain Unit: TillBare Soil13%
Aspect:90°Soil Type Ruptic Pergelic Cryaquept
Exposure (scalar)**:2.8Soil Moisture (scalar)**:4.0
Surface Form: Non-sorted stone stripes with frost scarsLow shrub cover:0%
Microsite: Frost scarDwarf shrub cover:0.3%
Microsite Cover:25%Average shrub height:3 cm
Site Moisture (scalar)**:3.0Tussock Graminoid Cover:0.0%
Estimated Snow Duration (scalar)**:4.5Nontussock Graminoid Cover:0.3%
Snow Depth (5/17/87)*:0 cmForb Cover:0.3%
Stability (scalar)**:5.0Lichen Cover:0.3%
Cryoturbation:99.0%Bryophyte Cover:0.3%
Microrelief Height:2 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