Alaska Quaternary Center

373 Reichardt Building
900 Yukon Dr.
PO Box 75-5940
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5940

Phone: (907) 474-5433
Fax: (907) 474-5101
E-mail: mjwooller@alaska.edu


AQC Quaternary Research Geodatabase


The purpose of this project is to link Quaternary research to field sites in Alaska. This geodatabase will be available to the public via a web interface served over the Internet by GINA (Geographic Information Network of Alaska). To become involved with this project by adding citations, locating your field sites, or to correct or update information already in the geodatabase please contact Dr. Sarah J. Fowell.

Quaternary research field sites in Alaska (S. Brodie, 2004).

Shane Brodie, the AQC administrative assistant for 2003-2004, designed the geodatabase and geospatially located the fieldsites (in red) of over 500 research papers by geographic features using coordinates supplied by the GNIS place name database. He also located over 1000 papers by 'Ecoregion' using the Unified Ecoregions (2001) coverage.

Fairbanks 1:250k Quadrangle with rivers, contours and fieldsites (Shane Brodie, 2004).

The research of AQC-affiliated researchers comprise another layer in the geodatabase to highlight AQC research. The coordinates for these field sites (in yellow) were supplied by the authors, so the field site locations are very precise. This geodatabase of author-located and geographically-located citations will be periodically updated and built upon as the project matures.

Seward Peninsula and Kotzebue Sound with airports, villages, and field sites (S. Brodie, 2004).

Proximity to towns, roads, airports and hospitals is important information for any field researcher, so the geodatabase will also include these cultural features. The layers within the geodatabase which can be spatially queried are the point (field site), the inch:mile quadrangle, the 1:250k quadrangle, and the Ecoregion layers; users click on the map, selecting these features and then citations of associated Quaternary research will be displayed.


To become involved with this project by adding citations, locating your field sites, or to correct or update information already in the geodatabase please contact Dr. Sarah J. Fowell.