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Table 2 1990–1991 land cover type inventory across the study area and areal percentage of each land cover type involved in the fires in 2004.

From: An estimate of carbon emissions from 2004 wildfires across Alaskan Yukon River Basin

Code Land Cover type (total area is 502, 451 km2) Area % Area involved in the fires (%)
1 Water 0.7  
2 Glacier & Snow 2.2  
3 Alpine Tundra 5.2 0.01
4 Dwarf Shrub Tundra 3.6 0.06
5 Tussock Sedge/Dwarf Shrub Tundra 1.1 0.81
6 Moist Herbaceous/Shrub Tundra 1.6 0.36
8 Low Shrub/Lichen Tundra 1.4 0.05
10 Tall Shrub 5.7 6.78
12 Closed Mixed Forest 0.1 1.26
14 Spruce Woodland/Shrub 3.9 8.80
15 Open Spruce/Shrub/Bog Mosaic 26.7 15.87
16 Spruce Broadleaf Forest 13.2 17.75
17 Open & Closed Spruce Forest 11.6 13.32
18 Mixed Spruce Forest Mosaic 10.2 6.56
19 Closed Spruce and Hemlock Forest 0.1 0.06
20/21 1990/1991 Firescars 3 1.28
23 Tall and Low Shrub 9.6 26.96
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