Canadian mapping team on the left, CAVM team on the right, background of vegetation map, landscape map, substrate chemistry map, and floristic provinces map.Ogilvie Mountains and Blackburn River, Dempster Highway, Canada, July 2002
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Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Mapping Project

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The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM) project is an international effort to map the vegetation and associated characteristics of the circumpolar region, using a common base map. The base map is a false color infrared image created from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite data. Get a more detailed overview at About the CAVM.

See the Toolik-Arctic Geobotanical Atlas for more information about CAVM map themes, map data, and images.

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side 1, CAVM side 2, CAVM

Suggested Citation:

CAVM Team. 2003. Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map. (1:7,500,000 scale), Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Map No. 1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.
ISBN: 0-9767525-0-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-9767525-0-9


This project was funded by the National Science Foundation Arctic Transitions in the Land-Atmosphere System (ATLAS) project (OPP-9732076)