Translation of the Major Ecosystems of Alaskaa

to the vegetation classification (TEMVEG) used by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model

ALASKVEGb

TEMVEG

Description of Vegetation Type

201

3

Moist Tundra

202

3

Wet Tundra

203

2

Alpine Tundra

204

3

Mixture of Types; Less than 50% 0f any Single Type

205

9

Coastal Western Hemlock-Sitka Spruce Forest

206

4

Bottomland Spruce-Poplar Forest

207

4

Upland Spruce-Hardwood Forest

208

4

Lowland Spruce-Hardwood Forest

209c

3,4

High Brush

210

5

Low Brush, Muskeg-Bog

211

1

Ice (Glaciers)

a Major Ecosystem of Alaska. July 1973. Joint Federal - State Land Use Planning Commission of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.

b Classification code (ALASKVEG) developed by the Marine Biological Laboratory.

c High Brush below 67.00 N latitude is defined as boreal forest and above 67.00 N latitude is defined as tundra.