The southern Old Black Spruce site was equipped with a 25 meter double-scaffold tower (with internal steps) extending 5 m above the forest canopy. Screw anchors for tower foundations and guy-wire anchors had to be drilled into the mineral soil beneath a one-meter deep mat of sphagnum moss. View an aerial photo-map of the SSA-OBS site.
Location of the SSA within Canada.
Location of the Old Black Spruce site within the SSA.
Map of the Southern Study Area Old Black Spruce site.
|SSA Old Black Spruce Flux Tower
also called SSA-OBS-FLXTR (click here for detailed info)
|Latitude: 53.98717||UTM Easting: 492276.5||BOREAS X: 385.012|
|Longitude: -105.11779||UTM Northing: 5982100.5||BOREAS Y: 348.646|
|Elevation (ASL): 628.94 m||UTM Zone: 13|
The 1.3 km road and boardwalk from OBS (facing North)
The ARGO ATV used to haul equipment to OBS
The double-scaffold flux tower
The control box at the base of the flux tower
The hut and boardwalk
The TE canopy tower
A CO2 flux chamber instrument at SSA-OBS
The ground cover at OBS
Study Region Overview
Southern Study Area (SSA)
SSA Old Black Spruce Site (SSA-OBS)
NSA Old Black Spruce Site (NSA-OBS)
Revison Date: January 25, 1999