Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Data description paper
05 Nov 2021
Data description paper |  | 05 Nov 2021

The Boreal–Arctic Wetland and Lake Dataset (BAWLD)

David Olefeldt, Mikael Hovemyr, McKenzie A. Kuhn, David Bastviken, Theodore J. Bohn, John Connolly, Patrick Crill, Eugénie S. Euskirchen, Sarah A. Finkelstein, Hélène Genet, Guido Grosse, Lorna I. Harris, Liam Heffernan, Manuel Helbig, Gustaf Hugelius, Ryan Hutchins, Sari Juutinen, Mark J. Lara, Avni Malhotra, Kristen Manies, A. David McGuire, Susan M. Natali, Jonathan A. O'Donnell, Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Aleksi Räsänen, Christina Schädel, Oliver Sonnentag, Maria Strack, Suzanne E. Tank, Claire Treat, Ruth K. Varner, Tarmo Virtanen, Rebecca K. Warren, and Jennifer D. Watts

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

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.
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