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BOREAS TGB-12 Soil Carbon and Flux Data of NSA-MSA in Raster Format

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Data setBOREAS TGB-12 Soil Carbon and Flux Data of NSA-MSA in Raster Format
Release date2000-02-21
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1937-01-01 to 1996-12-31


This data set contains (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.


Data set reference document


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. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study was a large-scale international interdisciplinary experiment in the boreal forests of central Canada. Its focus was improving our understanding of the exchanges of radiative energy, sensible heat, water, CO2 and trace gases between the boreal forest and the lower atmosphere. A primary objective of BOREAS was to collect the data needed to improve computer simulation models of the important processes controlling these exchanges so that scientists can anticipate the effects of global change, principally altered temperature and precipitation patterns, on the biome.

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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study has 3 available companion files.
  • two_d_ref.txt
  • site_ref.txt

Companion Files

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  • nsa_soil_carbon_poly_attrib.asc.gz
  • TGB12_Soil_Carbon_Map.txt
  • TGB12_Soil_Carbon_Map.pdf
  • nsa_soil_carbon_hdr.asc
  • TGB12_Soil_Carbon_Map.doc
  • rapalee_thesis.tar.gz

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
nsa_soil_carbon.gz 53.4 KB 1937-01-01 - 1996-12-31

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