Arctic LTER

In 1990 a Campbell datalogger was installed in block 2 of the Toolik LTER experimental tussock plots. Sensors were placed in a control, fertilized, greenhouse, greenhouse fertilized, shade house and shade house fertilized sites.

In each plot two strings (one in a tussock and one in a moss dominated area) of copper/copper-nickel thermocouple wires (TC) were installed at depths of 10, 20, and 40 cm. The following label codes were used: CT=control, GH = greenhouses, SH = shade houses, F=fertilized, GF= greenhouse fertilized, SF = Shade house fertilized, with a suffix of 1 for Eriophorum vaginatum tussock or 2 for moss bed. All measurements are in degree Celsius. All soil sensors were read every 15 minutes and averaged every 3 hours. During early years due to storage limitations just daily soil values were stored during the winter months.

In the control plot additional sensors include: global solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation, unfrozen precipitation, and at 3 meters: air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction. In greenhouses and shade houses plots, air temperature, relative humidity and photosynthetically active radiation are also measured during the growing season. See Sensors for a detailed description of each sensor used. Each sensor is read every minute and averaged or totaled every hour.

The soil sensors have been very problematic.  The sensors strings would move with freezing and thawing of the soil.  Most strings were heaved up 3 - 10 cm.  Soil data are being evaluated to determent the usable data and will be added when completely error checked.

Weather Moist Acidic Tussock (MAT)
Gaius Shaver, James A Laundre, 2021 Soil temperature data from the control Arctic LTER Moist Acidic Tussock (MAT89) Experimental plots from 2008 to 2020, Toolik Field Station, North Slope, Alaska.. 10.6073/pasta/ab4694e723c4c3f94792bec64141c00f
Soil temperature data from the 1989 LTER Moist Acidic Tussock (MAT89) Experimental plots. The logging station was installed in 1990 in block 2 of a four block experimental block design. The plots are located on a hillside near Toolik Lake (68 38' N, 149 36'W). Two replicates depth profiles (10, 20 ,40 centimeters) were installed in each block 2 experimental plots. Frost heaving has caused uncertain depths of measurements for many of the profiles. This data set contains only the control profiles from 2008 to 2020.
Lakes Physical and Chemical Parameters
Anne Giblin, George Kling, 2021 Physical and chemical data for various lakes near Toolik Research Station, Arctic LTER. Summer 2010 to 2021. 10.6073/pasta/76ae1339a928d85193eb15bbe88cee75
Decadal file describing the physical/chemical values recorded at various lakes near Toolik Research Station. Sample site descriptors include site, date, time, depth. Depth profiles of physical measures collected in situ with Hydrolab Datasonde in the field include temperature, conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen in both percent saturation and mg/l, SCUFA chlorophyll-a values in both volts and µg/l, and PAR.
Gaius Shaver, James A Laundre, 2021 Soil temperatures and moisture for Arctic Long Term Experimental Research (ARC LTER) heath experimental plots, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska for 2001-2018. . 10.6073/pasta/5bec91673a0bd177777381b490247241
Soil temperatures at 2 depths, 5 and 10 cm, canopy temperatures and soil moisture at 10 cm were measured in a heath tundra Arctic Long Term Experimental Research (ARC-LTER) site at Toolik Lake Field Station, North slope, Alaska. Air temperature and relative humidity and global radiation were also measured but are presented in another dataset. Only control and nutrient addition (nitrogen plus phosphorus ) treatments plots were measured .
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