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.
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.
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.
Mean daily discharge data for Oksrukuyik Creek for mid May-Septemeber 1988, calculated from data acquired from USGS-Fairbanks.
More detailed methods of their Hydrologic Unit, calibration measurements and regression curve were not available at the time of this file.
File containing data on bacterial productivity in lakes and streams collected in summer 2012 through 2018. Samples were collected at various sites near Toolik Lake Field Station (68 38'N, 149 36'W). Sample site descriptors include an assigned number (sortchem), site, date, time and depth, and bacterial production.