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BOREAS TGB-12 SOIL CARBON AND FLUX DATA OF NSA-MSA IN RASTER FORMAT
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Summary:

The BOREAS TGB-12 team made measurements of soil carbon inventories, carbon concentration in soil gases, and rates of soil respiration at several sites. This data set provides: (1) estimates of soil carbon stocks by horizon based on soil survey data and analyses of data from individual soil profiles; (2) estimates of soil carbon fluxes based on stocks, fire history, drainage, and soil C inputs and decomposition constants based on field work using radiocarbon analyses; (3) fire history data estimating age ranges of time since last fire; (4) a raster image and an associated soils table file from which area-weighted maps of soil carbon and fluxes and fire history may be generated. This data set was created from raster files, soil polygon data files, and detailed lab analysis of soils data that were received from Hugo Veldhuis who did the original mapping in the field during 1994. Also used were soils data from Susan Trumbore and Jennifer Harden (BOREAS TGB-12). The binary raster file covers a 733 km^2 area within the NSA-MSA.

A document that includes more information about this data set can be found at http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/TGB/tgb12cfd/comp/TGB12_Soil_Carbon_Map.txt.

This data set was prepared as part of a Master of Science (M.S.) thesis (Rapalee 1999b). The file containing the thesis and additonal information about the thesis is provided in the companion file http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/TGB/tgb12cfd/comp/rapalee_thesis.tar.gz.

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Rapalee, G., E. A. Davidson, J. W. Harden, S. E. Trumbore, and H. Veldhuis. 2000. BOREAS TGB-12 Soil Carbon and Flux Data of NSA-MSA in Raster Format. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/517.

References:

Becker, G., C. Elliott, G. Peterson, R. Bell, R. Frank, G. Daudet, M. Szmigelski, F. Houston, W. Hamilton, and D. Bagot, D. Acres, D. Van de Vyvere, et al. 1996. Forest Inventory Field Instruction Manual. 79 pp. Natural Resources Manitoba, Forest Resource Surveys.

Harden, J.W., K.P. O’Neill, S.E. Trumbore, H. Veldhuis, and B.J. Stocks. 1997. Moss and soil contributions to the annual net carbon flux of a maturing boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research. 102(D24): 28,805-28,816.

Harden, J., with G. Rapalee and S. Robinson. 1999. The role of peatlands in the carbon cycle. In Notes from the Underground: Soil Processes and Global Change. Edited by E. A. Holland. NATO ASI-Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, West Germany. In Press.

O’Neill, K.P., J.W. Harden, S.E. Trumbore, M.O. Bentley, G.W. Winston, and B.B. Stephens. 1995a. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS): 1993 site descriptions and field notes; Thompson, Manitoba. U.S. Geological Society Open-File Report 95-488.

O’Neill, K.P., J.W. Harden, and S.E. Trumbore. 1995b. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS): 1993 laboratory data and notes; Thompson, Manitoba. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-565.

Rapalee, G. 1999a. A simple model to estimate soil carbon dynamics at the BOREAS northern study area, Manitoba, Canada. Advances in Soil Science. In review.

Rapalee, G. 1999b. Estimating soil carbon stocks and fluxes in a boreal forest landscape. .M.S. Thesis. Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts.

Rapalee, G., E.A. Davidson, J.W. Harden, S.E. Trumbore, and H. Veldhuis. 1997. Mapping drainage patterns and carbon stocks of boreal forest soils in northern Manitoba. In Proceedings of the 1996 Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 414-418.

Rapalee, G., E.A. Davidson, J.W. Harden, S.E. Trumbore, and H. Veldhuis. 1998a. Electronic Poster. Scaling soil carbon stocks and fluxes at the BOREAS northern study area (tgb12_poster.pdf).

Rapalee, G., S.E. Trumbore, E.A. Davidson, J.W. Harden, and H. Veldhuis. 1998b. Soil carbon stocks and their rates of accumulation and loss in a boreal forest landscape, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 12 (4), 687-701.

Rapalee, G., E.A. Davidson, J.W. Harden, S.E. Trumbore, and H. Veldhuis. 1999. Scaling soil carbon stocks and fluxes at the BOREAS northern study area. In Proceedings of the 1997 International Boreal Forest Research Association Conference, Duluth MN.

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, H. Margolis, B. Kelly, D. Baldocchi, G. den Hartog, J. Cihlar, M.G. Ryan, B. Goodison, P. Crill, K.J. Ranson, D. Lettenmaier, and D.E. Wickland. 1995. The BORreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS): an overview and early results from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9): 1549-1577.

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1996. BOReal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1996-2.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 96).

Sellers, P.J., F.G. Hall, R.D. Kelly, A. Black, D. Baldocchi, J. Berry, M. Ryan, K.J. Ranson, P.M. Crill, D.P. Lettenmaier, H. Margolis, J. Cihlar, J. Newcomer, D. Fitzjarrald, P.G. Jarvis, S.T. Gower, D. Halliwell, D. Williams, B. Goodison, D.E. Wickland, F.E. Guertin. 1997. BOREAS in 1997: Experiment overview, scientific results, and future directions. Journal of Geophysical Research. 102(D24): 28,731-28,769.

Trumbore, S.E. and J.W. Harden. 1997. Accumulation and turnover of carbon in organic and mineral soils of the BOREAS northern study area. Journal of Geophysical Research. 102(D24): 28,817-28,830.

Veldhuis, H. and G. Rapalee. 1999. Soil carbon stocks and distribution in soil and landscapes of the Glacial Lake Agassiz basin, north-central Manitoba. In Proceedings of 42nd Annual Manitoba Soil Science Society Meeting, Winnipeg MB. 181-188.

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Document Information:

02-Feb-2000 (data set citation revised on 10-Sep-2002)

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02-Feb-2000

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