Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Mapping Project


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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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)