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Title: Eight Mile Lake Research Watershed, Carbon in Permafrost Experimental Heating Research (CiPEHR): Half-hourly soil moisture and temperature data, 2008-2013.
Creator(s): Natali, Susan (Post-doc Research Associate)
Schuur, Edward (Senior Investigator)
Celis, Gerardo (Affiliated Scientist)
Abstract: The Carbon in Permafrost Experimental Heating Research (CiPEHR) project addresses the following questions: 1) Does ecosystem warming cause a net release of C from the ecosystem to the atmosphere?, 2) Does the decomposition of old C that comprises the bulk of the soil C pool influence ecosystem C loss?, and 3) How do winter and summer warming alone, and in combination, affect ecosystem C exchange? We are answering these questions using a combination of field and laboratory experiments to measure ecosystem carbon balance and radiocarbon isotope ratios at a warming experiment located in an upland tundra field site near Healy, Alaska in the foothills of the Alaska Range. This data set includes half-hourly values of surface moisture content (gravimetric, 0-5cm), depth-integrated soil moisture (volumetric, 0-20 cm), and soil temperature in winter warming, summer warming, and control treatment plots at CiPEHR.
Keywords: permafrost,  soil moisture,  soil temperature,  tundra, 
Categories: Biogeochemistry
Primary Production
Water Quality
Study Period: Sep 27, 2008 to Sep 30, 2013
Bounding Box: West longitude: -149.225556°
North latitude:  63.883056°
East longitude: -149.225556°
South latitude: 63.883056°
Datum: NAD83
Site References: EML -- Tussock tundra at treeline with permafrost thaw and thermokarst. This site is in the Eight Mile Lake Watershed, west of the town of Healy on Stampede Road, Interior Alaska. This area contains three sites on a permafrost thaw gradient and a nearby experimental snow fence manipulation.
Site Alternate Names -- NA

Data Columns:
Column Name Units Type Scale
1 TS yyyy-mm-dd string date-time
2 Year integer interval
3 doy integer interval
4 hour float interval
5 fence integer nominal
6 plot integer nominal
7 WW string nominal
8 SW string nominal
9 T_five oC float interval
10 T_ten oC float interval
11 T_twenty oC float interval
12 T_forty oC float interval
13 GWC g g-1 float ratio
14 VWC % float ratio
Data File(s): 477_EML_AK_CiPEHR_soil_2008-2009.txt
Metadata Formats:

Full Metadata (Basic HTML Format)
EML (Ecological Metadata Language - XML Format)

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Public Release: Apr 28, 2014

Natali, SM, EAG Schuur, C Trucco, CE Hicks Pries, KG Crummer, and AF Baron Lopez. 2011. Effects of experimental warming of air, soil and permafrost on carbon balance in Alaskan tundra. Global Change Biology 17: 1394-1407. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02303.x

Natali, S.M., E.A.G. Schuur, R.L. Rubin. 2011. Increased plant productivity in Alaskan tundra with experimental warming of soil and permafrost. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01925.x

Hicks-Pries, C.E., E.A.G. Schuur, S.M. Natali, and J.G. Vogel. 2013. Moisture controls decomposition rate in thawing tundra. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 18:1-11. doi:10.1002/jgrg.20089

Natali, S.M., E.A.G. Schuur, E. Webb, C.E. Hicks Pries, and K.G. Crummer. 2014. Permafrost degradation stimulates carbon loss from experimentally warmed tundra. Ecology 95(3):602–608. DOI: 10.1890/13-0602.1

Data Citation:

Natali, Susan ; Schuur, Edward A.G.; Celis, Gerardo . 2014. Eight Mile Lake Research Watershed, Carbon in Permafrost Experimental Heating Research (CiPEHR): Half-hourly soil moisture and temperature data, 2008-2013., Bonanza Creek LTER - University of Alaska Fairbanks. BNZ:477,

Data Acknowledgement:

Data are provided by the Bonanza Creek LTER, a partnership between the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the U.S. Forest Service. Significant funding for collection of these data was provided by the National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research program (NSF Grant numbers DEB-0620579, DEB-0423442, DEB-0080609, DEB-9810217, DEB-9211769, DEB-8702629) and by the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station (Agreement # RJVA-PNW-01-JV-11261952-231).

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The Bonanza Creek LTER, including this website, is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards DEB-1026415, DEB-0620579, DEB-0423442, DEB-0080609, DEB-9810217, DEB-9211769, DEB-8702629 and by the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station through agreement number RJVA-PNW-01-JV-11261952-231. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporting agencies or the program as a whole.

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