Project: 24e7cdfe-87d5-4029-b2aa-3af95c5384ec

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Project Title
TEON: Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network
The Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network (TEON) collects, distributes, and synthesizes long-term observational data needed to detect and forecast effects of a changing climate, hydrology, and permafrost regime on wildlife, habitat, and infrastructure in northern Alaska.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
Christopher D. Arp, PhD
Assistant Professor
P.O. Box 755860
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5860
V: +1 907 2238839
David Payer
101 12th Avenue, Room 216
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
V: +1 907 4560327
Joshua Bradley
Data Manager
V: +1 907 4551847

Project Abstract

The Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network (TEON) is intended to meet the need for a sustainable environmental observing network for northern Alaska. The TEON plan proposes collection of a time series of specific environmental variables in seven representative watersheds across northern Alaska. The Kuparuk River watershed is central to this plan both because of its location that bisects Alaska’s North Slope and its record of hydroclimatic data and research now surpassing 30-yrs. Nested catchments within and adjacent to this sentinel Arctic river system integrate climate and landscape responses from the Brooks Range foothills (Imnavait Creek and Upper Kuparuk River) to the Arctic Coastal Plain (Putuligayuk and Kuparuk rivers). This monitoring and research effort moves forward the critical initiation phase of TEON with surface water and meteorological observations and extends these observations to the crest of the Brooks Range with the inclusion of Roche Moutonnee Creek. The addition of Roche Moutonnee Creek not only completes this Arctic gradient, but also builds on historic streamflow records developed by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1976-1986 and current monitoring of flood peaks. Additional elements of the TEON that have been implemented include hydrologic monitoring in the Hulahula Watershed of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Hydrologic and climatological monitoring in the Fish Creek Watershed of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and hydrologic monitoring in the Agashashok River, a tributary of the Noatak River in the southwestern Brooks Range of Alaska.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • biota,
    • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere,
    • environment,
    • geoscientificInformation,
    • inlandWaters
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • SNOW/ICE,
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Policy makers & regulators,
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Academics & scientific researchers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Monitoring,
    • Data Acquisition and Development
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Map,
    • Datasets/Database,
    • Training/Outreach/Workshop

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
6c6aec01-488f-401a-b075-3f7b28d31d64 Fish/Judy Creek Watershed map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
24263568-4fb9-4c55-82da-0dbd637b06a6 TEON Watersheds and Observation Sites map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
5f6de8a1-1f4d-4d0d-b55f-5bbf7d8ca806 Upper Koyukuk River Watershed map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
cb8c3d3c-4b11-4919-86f5-8000af812787 Hulahula River Area Watershed map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
13a7349f-87ba-4e3f-b442-f6426c8efb9e TEON shapefiles mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
9070df4c-fbba-455a-8d18-ac987ba21e28 TEON Focal Watersheds and Observation Sites GIS data mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
a089cd22-1293-4071-9e26-46085c0a06d0 Agashashok River Watershed map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
10d7091c-5d80-434d-be70-b96c6f0e0bc4 Kuparuk River Watershed map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
7671e2cb-09ed-4346-992e-2e4292ea4be1 Barrow/Meade River Watershed map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
912d7fae-37fc-473a-aa39-2cbbb5951422 Kokolik River Watershed map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
7be944c5-8c1e-481b-8726-915cce8bb112 TEON FAQs, version 1.0 mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
6b2e682d-2af4-4903-9868-e6c7851c1ce6 TEON Focal Watersheds and Ecoregions map mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML