Vegetation of the Yukon Flats region, Alaska

Vegetation of the Yukon Flats region, Alaska

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The paper describes the characteristic vegetation types and their ecology in the Yukon Flats Region, Alaska, and associates aerial photographic patterns with these types. The discussion includes the physiographic setting, vegetation patterns, forest fires, bog succession, the selection of sample sites, vegetation sampling, photographic interpretation, composition and structure of vegetation, and radar and thermal imagery. Appendix A lists the scientific and common names of plants, while Appendix B tabulates selected soil samples from vegetation stands. Ground and air reconnaissance were used to select 43 stands representative of the common plant communities. Ten individual trees were harvested by meter increments, and stem, branch, and leaf components were weighed. Three kinds of vegetation type maps were constructed from an examination of aerial photography by application of the ground data to photo interpretation. (Author).Stereotriplet and type map of white spruce treeline and tundra vegetation in the Yukon- Tanana upland 29 22. Stereotriplet and type ... Diagram of vegetation types along a topographic gradient in interior Alaska--- 41 33. Diagram of a transectanbsp;...

Title:Vegetation of the Yukon Flats region, Alaska
Author:Philip L. Johnson, Theodore C. Vogel, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Publisher: - 1966


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