A spectrophotometer was used to scan the canopy vegetation at four sites along Imnavait Creek in the Kuparuk Watershed near Toolik Lake LTER, Alaska. The resulting reflectance spectra were used to calculate average vegetation indices for each site and collection day.
Vegetation indices calculated from reflectance spectra collected at Arctic LTER plots at Toolik Lake, Alaska during the 2007-2016 growing seasons. Canopy reflectance was measured using a dual channel spectrophotometer (Unispec DC, PP Systems, Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA). Spectral indices were calculated for NDVI (MODIS, EVI (MODIS), EVI2 (MODIS), PRI (550 Reference), PRI (570 Ref), WBI and Chl Index
Nitrogen mineralization was determined on LTER and Sag River tussock tundra using the buried bag method. Yearly bags have been deployed every August since 1990.