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Pre-ABoVE: Active Layer Thickness and Soil Water Content, Barrow, Alaska, 2013

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Active Layer Thickness and Soil Water Content, Barrow, Alaska, 2013
Release date2016-11-15
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period2013-08-10


This data set provides estimates of Active Layer Thickness (ALT) determined with ground-based measurements, and calculated soil volumetric water content (VWC) at four selected sites around Barrow, Alaska in August 2013. ALT was determined using a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) system and traditional mechanical probing. Calculated uncertainties are also included. GPR measurements were taken along four transects of varying length (approx. 1 to 7 km). Mechanical probing included several high-density surveys (every 1 m within 100-m survey line) along each GPR transect. VWC of the active layer soil was calculated at 3-8 calibration points per site where the probe measurement was exactly co-located with a GPR trace.


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Jafarov, E., A. Parsekian, K. Schaefer, L. Liu, A. Chen, S.K. Panda, and T. Zhang. 2016. Pre-ABoVE: Active Layer Thickness and Soil Water Content, Barrow, Alaska, 2013. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment: The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign that will take place in Alaska and western Canada between 2016 and 2021. Climate change in the Arctic and Boreal region is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth. ABoVE seeks a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to this changing environment.

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  • ALT_GPR_Barrow.pdf
  • lvl1_gpr_alt.kmz
  • prb_gpr_alt_hd.kmz
  • ALT_GPR_Barrow_Fig1.png

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
lvl1_gpr_alt.csv 2.5 MB 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-15 1.6 MB 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-15
prb_gpr_alt_hd.csv 169.2 KB 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-15 69.0 KB 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-15
probe_data.csv 5.3 KB 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-15

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