Model Output Assessing Net Carbon Exchange Across the Arctic Tundra-Boreal Forest Transition in Alaska, 1981-2000
Entry ID: ARCSS162

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Abstract: In this study, investigators simulated the temporal and spatial patterns of net carbon exchange in Alaskan ecosystems that span the transition from Arctic tundra to boreal forest. They modeled net carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems by the balance between net primary production (NPP) and decomposition. They also modeled vegetation and soil carbon and nitrogen pools in tundra, shrub tundra, ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 69.0   S: 65.5   E: -141.5   W: -167.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: F. Stuart Chapin
Dataset Title: Model Output Assessing Net Carbon Exchange Across the Arctic Tundra-Boreal Forest Transition in Alaska, 1981-2000
Dataset Release Date: 2007-03-14
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Media
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 deg
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 deg
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Quality Please refer to Thompson et al. 2005 for quality assessment information.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 2.43 MB, compressed
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Fees: none
Contact Address:
Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775
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Muller, S. V., A. E. Racoviteanu, and D. A. Walker. 1999. Landsat MSS-derived land-cover map of northern Alaska: extrapolation methods and a comparison with photo-interpreted and AVHRR-derived maps. International Journal of Remote Sensing 20, 2921-2946.

Serreze, M. C., J. E. Walsh, F. S. Chapin, III, T. Osterkamp, M. Dyurgerov, V. Romanovsky, W. C. Oechel, J. Morison, T. Zhang, and R. G. Barry. 2000. Observational evidence of recent change in the northern high latitude environment. Climatic Change 46, 159–207.

Thompson, C. C., A. D. McGuire, J. S. Clein, F. S. Chapin, III, and J. Beringer. 2005. Net carbon exchange across the Arctic tundra-boreal forest transition in Alaska 1981-2000. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 11:805-827. doi: 10.1007/s11027-005-9016-3.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-11
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