Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5127–5149, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5127-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5127–5149, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5127-2021

Data description paper 05 Nov 2021

Data description paper | 05 Nov 2021

The Boreal–Arctic Wetland and Lake Dataset (BAWLD)

David Olefeldt et al.

Data sets

The fractional land cover estimates from the Boreal-Arctic Wetland and Lake Dataset (BAWLD) D. Olefeldt, M. Hovemyr, M. A. Kuhn, D. Bastviken, T. J. Bohn, J. Connolly, P. Crill, E. S. Euskirchen, S. A. Finkelstein, H. Genet, G. Grosse, L. I. Harris, L. Heffernan, M. Helbig, G. Hugelius, R. Hutchins, S. Juutinen, M. J. Lara, A. Malhotra, K. Manies, A. D. McGuire, S. M. Natali, J. A. O'Donnell, F.-J. W. Parmentier, A. Räsänen, C. Schädel, O. Sonnentag, M. Strack, S. E. Tank, C. Treat, R. K. Varner, T. Virtanen, R. K. Warren, and J. D. Watts https://doi.org/10.18739/A2C824F9X

Short summary
Wetlands, lakes, and rivers are important sources of the greenhouse gas methane to the atmosphere. To understand current and future methane emissions from northern regions, we need maps that show the extent and distribution of specific types of wetlands, lakes, and rivers. The Boreal–Arctic Wetland and Lake Dataset (BAWLD) provides maps of five wetland types, seven lake types, and three river types for northern regions and will improve our ability to predict future methane emissions.