Methane and carbon dioxide emissions were monitored in control, greenhouse, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilized plots of three different plant communities, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska, Arctic LTER 1993.

Abstract: 

Methane and carbon dioxide emissions were monitored in control, greenhouse, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilized plots of three different plant communities. This is the third year of collection data.

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Data set ID: 

1427

EML revision ID: 

7
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Citation Suggestion: 

Schimel, J., Nadelhoffer, K., Shaver, G., Giblin, A., Rastetter, E. 1995. Methane and carbon dioxide emissions were monitored in control, greenhouse, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilized plots of three different plant communities, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska, Arctic LTER 1993. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/64c4ad25b7efb6f98acc22301dd1802a
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Dates

Date Range: 

Saturday, May 1, 1993 to Wednesday, September 1, 1993

Publication Date: 

Tuesday, December 12, 1995

Methods: 

The main focus of the experiment is to determine the importance of climate controls (temperature and moisture), the effects of nutrient availability, and the source of carbon and reducing power for methanogensis in the tundra system. To obtain this type of information methane and carbon dioxide emissions were monitored in control, greenhouse, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilized plots of three different plant ecosystems; 1. Wet Sedge Tundra 2. Tussock Tundra 3. Heath Tundra The treatments were started at the Toolik site in 1989, In 1991 the fertilized plots received 10 g N per m^2 in the form of ammonium nitrate and 5 g of P per m^2 in the form of phosphoric anhydride.
This data set was obtained by the collaboration of three projects. The LTER Arctic Tundra (NSF), The Global Change and the Carbon Balance of Arctic Ecosystems (P.I.-Shaver and others, NFS), and the main project, Controls on Radiatively Active Trace Gases in Tundra and Taiga Ecosystems (P.I.s J.Schimel and K. Nadelhoffer, EPA)
The schmatic below shows the SITE, ECOSYSTEM, # of BLOCKS within each ecosystem, the TREATMENTS (CT=Control;GH=Green House;NP=Nitrogen and Phosphorus additions) and the # OF CHAMBERS PER TREATMENT.
ALL CHAMBER BASES WERE PUT IN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON OF 1992 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 1 CHAMBER BASE PER EACH BLOCK AT THE HEATH SITE.
TREATMENTS W/IN # OF CHAMBERS/ DATE CHAMBER
SITE ECOSYSTEM # OF BLOCKS EACH BLOCK BLOCK BASES DEPLOYED
|- 5 ::::: CT::::::::: 2-(T;IT)*
| TUSSOCK
|:TUSSOCK:::|- 5 ::::: GH::::::::: 2-(T;IT)*
| |
| |- 5 ::::: NP::::::::: 2-(T;IT)*
| :-
| subtotal 30
|
T | |- 2 ::::: CT::::::::: 3
O | | WET SEDGE
O :-|- WET SEDGE::|- 2 ::::: GH::::::::: 3
L | |
I | |- 2 ::::: NP::::::::: 3
K | :-
| subtotal 18
|
| |- 3 ::::: CT::::::::: 2
| | HEATH
|: HEATH:::-|- 2 ::::: GH::::::::: 3
|
|- 3 ::::: NP::::::::: 2
:-
subtotal 18
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TOTAL 66

Notes: Calculated by using only T0 and T1 time samples except where these values were bad/odd.

CALCULATIONS
Variable Formula
CH4_C MG|M2|DAY: (CH4FLUX*0.012*1440)
CO2_C G|M2|DAY: (CO2FLUX*0.000012*1440)

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