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Northern Study Area - Old Black Spruce Site (NSA-OBS)

The Old Black Spruce site contained a large 30 meter flux tower and a Terrestrial Ecology (TE) tower that topped out in the canopy of large spruce trees. This allowed researchers to take samples from within the canopy, and to make measurements using the living trees themselves. View an aerial photo-map of the NSA-OBS site.

Location of the NSA within Canada.

Location of the Old Black Spruce site within the NSA.

The NSA-OBS site from the air. This
aerial shot of the OBS site shows the
generator in the lower-right corner,
one of the huts in the upper-left corner,
and part of the boardwalk leading
away from the hut.

Map of the Northern Study Area Old Black Spruce site.

NSA Old Black Spruce Flux Tower
also called NSA-OBS-FLXTR (click here for detailed info)
Latitude: 55.88007 UTM Easting: 532444.5 BOREAS X: 778.216
Longitude: -98.48139 UTM Northing: 6192853.4 BOREAS Y: 613.516
Elevation (ASL): 259 m UTM Zone: 14

Pictures from the NSA-OBS Site

The road to the OBS site.

The road to the OBS site was often a muddy
mess, accessable only by ARGO all-terrain
vehicles, and even they got stuck often.

OBS spruce trees and flux tower

The OBS flux tower

View from the 30 m flux tower, looking down

OBS spruce trees and ground cover

Other Sites: NSA || NSA-BP | NSA-Fen | NSA-OA | NSA-OBS | NSA-OJP | NSA-Ops | NSA-UBS | NSA-YJP
SSA || SSA-Airport | SSA-Fen | SSA-Mix | SSA-OA | SSA-OBS | SSA-OJP | SSA-Ops | SSA-YA | SSA-YJP

Related Pages:
Study Region Overview
Northern Study Area (NSA)
NSA Old Black Spruce Site (NSA-OBS)
SSA Old Black Spruce Site (SSA-OBS)

Revison Date: January 25, 1999