Coring Data from Drained Thaw-Lake Basins of the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska
Entry ID: ARCSS143

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Abstract: This data set includes measurements and observations taken from drained thaw-lake basin (DTLB) cores retrieved from Barrow and Atqasuk, Alaska in April and August of 2001 through 2003. Investigators selected young, medium, old, and ancient DTLBs to collect data from by surveying their vegetation. DTLBs become sites for the accumulation of organic carbon as peat deposits. With this research, investigators aimed to estimate the amount of carbon sequestered in drained basins, supplement current knowledge of the basic processes governing these important elements of the northern Alaskan landscape, and provide new information on landscape-scale response to climate change. Data files in Microsoft Excel format and documentation in Microsoft Word format are available via FTP.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.44   S: 70.43   E: -153.83   W: -156.98

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James G. Bockheim
Dataset Title: Coring Data from Drained Thaw-Lake Basins of the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska
Dataset Release Date: 2006-12-06
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital media
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-04-01
Stop Date: 2003-08-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: biannual
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1.66 MB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Fees: none

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 22 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Word
Fees: none
Phone: 608-263-5903
Fax: 608-265-2595
Email: bockheim at
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin
Soil Science Department
1525 Observatory Drive
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706-1299
Country: USA
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Bockheim, J. G., J. D. O'Brien, J. S. Munroe, and K. M. Hinkel. 2003. Factors affecting the distribution of Populus balsamifera on the North Slope of Alaska, USA. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 35:331-340.

Bockheim, J. G., K. M. Hinkel, and F. E. Nelson. 2003. Predicting carbon storage in tundra soils of arctic Alaska. Soil Science Society of America Journal 67:648-650.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-11
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