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The BOREAS TGB-06 team collected soil methane measurements at several sites in the SSA and NSA. This data set contains soil methane consumption (bacterial CH4 oxidation) and associated 13C fractionation effects in samples that were collected at various sites in 1994 and 1996 from enclosures (chambers). Methane 13C data in soil gas samples from the NSA YJP and OJP sites for 1994 and 1996 are also given. Additional data on the isotopic composition of methane (carbon and hydrogen isotopes) produced in the NSA beaver ponds and fen bog in 1993 and 1994 are given as well.

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

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Deck, B. 1998. BOREAS TGB-06 Soil Methane Oxidation and Production from NSA BP and Fen Sites. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Born M., H. Doerr, and I. Levin. 1990. Methane consumption in aerated soils of the temperate zone, Tellus, 42B, 2-8.

Deck, B., M. Wahlen, P. Hodder, K. Bananal, J. Fessenden, J., and S. Rosengreen, 1993. Methane consumption and CO2 exchange in dry soils. Trans. Am. Geo. Union, 74, 43, pg. 121.

Sellers, P., and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 94).

Sellers, P., and F. Hall. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1996-2.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 96).

Sellers, P., and F. Hall. 1997. BOREAS Overview Paper. JGR Special Issue (in press).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 96).

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 boreal ecosystem-atmosphere study (BOREAS): an overview and early results from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

Wahlen, M., N. Tanaka, B. Deck, and R. Henry. 1990. dD in Methane; Additional constraints of a global CH4 Budget. Trans. Am. Geo. Union 71, 43, pg. 1249.

Wahlen, M., N. Tanaka, R. Henry, B. Deck, J. Zeglen, J.S. Vogel, J. Southon, A. Shemesh, R. Fairbanks, and W. Broecker, 1989. Carbon-14 in methane sources and in atmospheric methane: The contribution from fossil carbon. Science, 245, 286-290.

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For information on Parameter/Variable Names, Variable Description/Definition, Units of Measurement, and Data File Format see this companion file

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07-Oct-1998 (data set citation revised on 10-Sep-2002)

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