Mire size and shape, as well as slope and moisture conditions in mires and their surrounding upslope areas across 9 000 years of mire development in the post-glacial landscape of the Sävar Rising Coastline Mire Chronosequence

SND-ID: 2023-272.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Betty Ehnvall - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management orcid

Joshua L. Ratcliffe - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit for Field-Based Forest Research orcid

Mats B. Nilsson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management orcid

Mats G. Öquist - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management orcid

Ryan A. Sponseller - Umeå University, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science orcid

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Betty Ehnvall - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management orcid

Joshua L. Ratcliffe - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit for Field-Based Forest Research orcid

Mats B. Nilsson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management orcid

Mats G. Öquist - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management orcid

Ryan A. Sponseller - Umeå University, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science orcid

Thomas Grabs - Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences orcid

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Research principal

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Forest Ecology and Management rorId

Principal's reference number

SLU.seksko.2023.2.1.1-59

Description

This dataset is used in the paper "Topography and time shape mire morphometry and large-scale mire distribution patterns in the northern boreal landscape", which aims at exploring how the mire surrounding upland area controls mire patterns in the Sävar Rising Coastline Mire Chronosequnce (SMC). Raw data includes six shapefiles (1. mires, 2. 20 m buffers surrounding the mires, 3. the unique and 4. total upslope catchment areas associated with each mire, as well as 5. 1000-year age zones and 6. all non-mire areas within the age zones). Further, it contains four .csv files that describe age, area, slope and wetness in the objects. In addition to this, mire shape and catchment-to-mire area ratio is provided for the mires. The data tables (.csv) are applied in the provided R script. The data covers 3473 mires. Data is derived from maps provided by the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority, as well as the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The reader is refered to the README file for a more detailed description of the application of the maps.

Data contains personal data

Yes

Type of personal data

Geographical coordinates of mires

Language

Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

9000 BCE – 2023

Variables

15

Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Description of the mode of collection: Geographical data derived from a 2 x 2 m digital elevation model using geographical information systems (GIS).
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-04-01 – 2022-04-30
  • Spatial resolution: 30 kilometres
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Västerbotten Province

Geographic description: The mires are located in the Sävar Rising Coastline Mire Chronosequence ca 20 km North-East of Umeå

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Other research principals

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council for Environment Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning rorId
  • Funding agency's reference number: 2016-00896

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council for Environment Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning rorId
  • Funding agency's reference number: 2020-01436
Topic and keywords

Research area

Geosciences, multidisciplinary (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Physical geography (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Other earth and related environmental sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Ecology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Forest science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Soil science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Biota (INSPIRE topic categories)

Geoscientific information (INSPIRE topic categories)

Publications

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Ehnvall, B. (2023). Catchment controls on mire properites in the post-glacial landscape. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 2023:73 (Doctoral thesis).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54612/a.2hq3ebpddu

Ehnvall, B., Ratcliffe, J.L., Nilsson, M.B., Öquist, M.G., Sponseller, R.A. and Grabs, T. (2024). Topography and Time Shape Mire Morphometry and Large‐Scale Mire Distribution Patterns in the Northern Boreal Landscape. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 129(2), p.e2023JF007324.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2023JF007324

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Copyright

The mire polygons and digital elevation model where extracted from the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority, who has made them available under CC0. Moisture is described using SLU Soil moisture map (Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).

License

CC0 1.0

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