ARCTIC TUNDRA FLUX STUDY IN THE KUPARUK RIVER BASIN (ALASKA), 1994-1996Entry ID: fluxnet_alaska
Abstract: CO2 and water vapor fluxes and ecosystem characteristics were measured at 24 sites along a 317-km transect from the Arctic coast to the latitudinal treeline in Alaska during the growing seasons of 1994-1996. The sites were stratified to sample the ranges of climate, physiography, soil moisture, and vegetation type within the region. Our main objective was to understand what factors control ... variations in CO2 and water vapor exchange across the region. We therefore developed a spatially extensive approach of documenting fluxes for 1-2 weeks at each of the sites in order to study as many sites as possible during the middle of the short arctic growing season, when plant phenology is most comparable among different vegetation types and climatic regions. This allowed us to compare, with some replication, a given vegetation type across different provinces and climatic zones, as well as multiple vegetation types within a given geographic area.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CHAPIN, F.S.IIIEUGSTER, W.MCFADDEN, J.P.
Dataset Title: ARCTIC TUNDRA FLUX STUDY IN THE KUPARUK RIVER BASIN (ALASKA), 1994-1996
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/629Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=629&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1994-01-01Stop Date: 1997-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > NET RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
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DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-08