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The BOREAS TE-20 team collected several data sets for use in developing and testing models of forest ecosystem dynamics. This data set and documentation were compiled from field notes and other information provided by Hugo Veldhuis, who did the original soils mapping in the field during 1994. The information here describes the soils and landscape characteristics of the NSA-MSA and tower sites.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at

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Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Veldhuis, H. 1999. BOREAS TE-20 Supplementary Site Information for NSA Tower Sites. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


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.

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. 1995. Soils of Tower Sites and Super Site, Northern Study Area, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. BOREAS Project Soils Report for NSA.

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09-Dec-1999 (data citation revised on 26-Sep-2002)

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