ABoVE: Permafrost Measurements and Distribution Across the Y-K Delta, Alaska, 2016

M. WHITLEY, G. FROST, M.T. JORGENSON, M. MACANDER, C.V. MAIO & S.G. WINDER
This dataset provides field observations of thaw depth and dominant vegetation types, a LiDAR-derived elevation map, and permafrost distribution and probability maps for an area on the coastal plain of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (YKD), in western Alaska, USA. Field data were collected during July 8-17, 2016 to parameterize and to validate the derived permafrost maps. The YKD is in the sporadic to isolated permafrost zone where permafrost forms extensive elevated plateaus on abandoned floodplains. The...
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