Yearly file describing the metological conditions on Toolik Lake adjacent to the Toolik Field Research Station (68 38'N, 149 36'W). This location is a floating platform where eddy flux measurements have been made, and should not be confused with either the Toolik Field Station Climate site, which is a land-based station, or the Toolik Lake Climate Station that is lake-based but at a different location (approximately 300 m from the eddy platform).
Identification of taxa, counts, biomass and carbon biomass calculations for phytoplankton and ciliates from artic lakes near Toolik Lake LTER in summer 1998.
Number of cyanobacteria in Toolik Lake at 1 meter depth during June, July and August 1996. Samples were transported to the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for analysis.
Concentration of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and del 13C isotope value for lakes and rivers on North Slope from Brooks Range to Prudhoe Bay, Arctic LTER 1988 to 1989.
Number of bacteria (using of DAPI for identifying and counting) in Toolik Lake water column and other lakes sample throught the summer from 1992-2000. There is no data for 2006.
moored chain of thermistors.
Time-series of temperatures were measured using self-contained temperature loggers on taut-line moorings with a subsurface float 1 m below the air-water.of water temperatures at several depths from a moored chain of thermistors. Theses are the 5 minute averages of 10 second measuremsents.
Time-series of temperatures were measured using self-contained temperature loggers on taut-line moorings with a subsurface float 1 m below the air-water.of water temperatures at several depths from a moored chain of thermistors. Theses are the 5 minute averages of 30 second measuremsents.
moored chain of thermistors.
moored chain of thermistors.
Data file containing optical characterization of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM). Data include CDOM absorption coefficients, water column light attenuation coefficients, specific UV light absorbance (SUVA254), spectral slope ratio, and fluorescence index from waters near Toolik Lake on the North Slope of Alaska. A synthesis of the data presented here is published in Cory et al. 2013, PNAS 110:3429-3434, and in Cory et al. 2014, Science 345:925-928.
del 13C and del 15N ratios were measured for plant and lichen in watertracks in the Toolik Lake drainage and the east facing slope of the Imnavait Creek area. Sampling locations for each species for a specific date were chosen across an elevation gradient starting from the lakeside and leading to ridge crest. The vegetation was dried and analyzed for stable isotopes.
Surface organic and mineral soil layers were sampled in retrogressive thaw slump disturbance scars and nearby undisturbed tundra to estmate the influence of this thermo-erosional--thermokarst--disturbance type on soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) pools. Within six independent sites, we identified multiple thaw slump scars and determined time after disturbance for each scar by (1) aging the population of tall deciduous shrubs rooted in the mineral soil and (2) by dating the basal layer of the re-accumulating soil organic matter.
Composite file describing plant, animal, water, and sediment samples collected at various sites near Toolik Research Station (68 38'N, 149 36'W). Sample site descriptors include an assigned number specific to the file, a number that relates the samples to other samples collected on the same date and time (sortchem), site, date, time, and depth. Samples are identified by type, category, and a short description. Data include isotope values, carbon and nitrogen concentrations, and C:N ratios of samples.
Zooplankton density,were taken with a 30 cm diameter plankton net with 156 um mesh plankton netting, for all samples collected from Toolik Lake and lakes near the Toolik Field Station, Arctic LTER from 2003 - 2010
This file contains the fish number, recap number, species, lengths, weights, sex and a list of tissues sampled of fish captured in lakes near the Toolik Lake Arctic LTER site during summers from 1986 to present. The file also contains information from gill-netted fish (if any), sacrificed fish, and accidentally killed fish. All dead fish are included, and if their stomachs and otoliths were taken, that is noted also.
Lake trout were analysed for carbon and nitrogen stable isotope values in 6 Arctic lakes near Toolik Lake at the Arctic LTER in 1987 and 1988. The fish were also analysed for age using otoliths.
Zooplankton density in number per liter for all samples collected from arctic lakes near Toolik Lake Field Station (Arctic LTER) in summer from 1983 to 1992 (inclusive). NOTE: The dates for 1992 are WRONG in versions 1 and 2. The original dates were entered in several date formats which resulted in conversion errors.
Zooplankton density in number per liter for all samples collected from arctic lakes near Toolik Lake Field Station (Arctic LTER) in the summer of 1977.
Average conductivity of the epilimnion (0-3m of water depth) found in Toolik Lake during the month of July.
Dataset includes rates of benthic gross primary productivity (GPP) in mmol O2/m2/d by irrandiance (I) in uE/m2/s curves and benthic respiration rates in mmol/m2/d from lakes E-5, E-6, Toolik, Fog Lake 2, Horn, Perched and Luna during the summer of 2009-2010.
We measured the flux of bulk material and major macronutrients (carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus) from the water column to the benthos in four separate lakes during the summer of 2009. The lakes were chosen to investigate the impacts of disturbance on lake sedimentation. Two of the lakes, Dimple and Perched, were within catchments that were burned by the 2007 Anaktuvuk River wildfire. Two of the lakes, NE-14 and Perched, were receiving elevated sediment loads from thermokarst failures on their shorelines, and Toolik Lake was used as a reference lake.