Recovered Drained Thaw Lake Basins (DTLBs) from InSAR DEM and Remote Sensing Imagery, 2002-2010, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska (US)

Sheng, Yongwei; Wang, Jida; Hinkel, Kenneth M.

Paleoshorelines of Drained Thaw Lake Basins (DTLBs) on the Alaskan North Slope were mapped using the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Digital Elevation Model (InSAR DEM) and remote sensing imagery. A total of ~10,200 km2 of DTLBs were recovered on a ~22,000 km2 region with the complete latitudinal range of the western Arctic Coastal Plain (ACP) of Alaska.

This region extends from the Point Barrow (71deg23′N) southward to the northern end of the Arctic Foothills physiographic province (69deg30′N), and from the Beaufort Sea (154deg23′W) westward to the Chukchi Sea (158deg13′W). Shape of the region is confined by the valid spatial extent of the airborne InSAR DEM acquired by Intermap Technologies in the summers of 2002-2004.

For further information, see: Wang, J., Y. Sheng, K.M. Hinkel, and E.A. Lyons, 2011. Drained thaw lake basin recovery on the western Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska using high-resolution digital elevation models and remote sensing imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment (2011), doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.10.027.

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Yongwei Sheng, Jida Wang, and Kenneth M. Hinkel. Recovered Drained Thaw Lake Basins (DTLBs) on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska using InSAR DEM and Remote Sensing Imagery. Arctic Data Center. doi:10.5065/D6RR1WCD.

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Field Value
Identifier DOI:10.5065/D6RR1WCD
Project(s) Collaborative Research: Changes in Lake Dynamics on the Arctic Coastal Plain of NorthAmerica Over the Past Half-Century (NSF Grant:ARC-0713813)
Institute Department of Geography University of California
Source https://doi.org/10.5065/D6RR1WCD
Publication Date 2011-11-23
Version 1.0
Product group
Product Drained Thaw Lake Basins Recovery
Sensor InSAR
Files
  • Readme PDF
  • DTLBs extent polygon Shapefile
  • Science Metadata XML file
Variables [Units]
  • AREA: DTLBarea [km2]
  • PERIMETER: DTLB paleoshoreline perimeter [km]
  • MEAN_ELEV: Average elevation of paleoshoreline vertices [m]
Region Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska
Spatial Reference EPSG:26905 NAD83 / UTM zone 5N
Spatial Resolution 5.0 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 69.50 to 71.38, Longitude -158.22 to -154.38
Temporal Coverage 2002-2010
Temporal Resolution
Format Shapefile
Is Supplement to Wang, J., Y. Sheng, K.M. Hinkel, and E.A. Lyons, 2011. Drained thaw lake basin recovery on the western Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska using high-resolution digital elevation models and remote sensing imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment (2011), doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.10.027.

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