Aquatic Ecosystems Classification: Great Lakes Basin - Coast, Streams, Lakes and Wetlands Écosystèmes aquatiques dans le bassin des Grands Lacs

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Coordinate system: Grid CS = Geographic (Lat, Long); Map Proj = Not Applicable; Horiz. Datum = NAD83; Vert. Datum = Not Applicable

Abstract:
The Aquatic Ecosystem Classification (AEC) Complete is a combination of 4 aquatic landscape polygon data sets (Wetlands, Lakes, Coast, Stream segment polygons). The Coast component of the AEC for the Great Lakes Basin is a polygon data set of the aquatic landscape classified by shoreline type and drainage pattern. The Lakes component of the AEC for the Great Lakes Basin is a polygon data set of the aquatic landscape classified by size, shape, geology and connectivity to the waterflow network. The Stream systems component of the AEC for the Great Lakes Basin is a polygon data set of the aquatic landscape classified by watershed position, permeability, gradient and upstream water storage potential. The Wetland component of the AEC for the Great Lakes Basin is a polygon data set of the aquatic landscape classified by type (marsh, swamp, fen, bog), size and connectivity to the waterflow network.