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Shaver, G. 1989. Above ground biomass in acidic tussock tundra experimental site, 1989, Arctic LTER, Toolik, Alaska. Arctic LTER, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, Ma 02543. 1989gsttbm 

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Data sets were provided by the Arctic LTER. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants #DEB-981022, 9211775, 8702328; #OPP-9911278, 9911681, 9732281, 9615411, 9615563, 9615942, 9615949, 9400722, 9415411, 9318529; #BSR 9019055, 8806635, 8507493.

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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data, Dataset via LTER Data Portal
Dataset ID:2009BurnSedTrp.03
Dataset Title:Sedimentation rate, concentration of macronutrients and flux for NE14, Toolik, Dimple, Perched during Summer 2009.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Cody
Last Name:Johnson
Address line 2:Institute of Arctic Biology
Address line 3:900 Yukon Drive
Zip Code:99775
Country:United States of America
Investigator 2: 
First Name:George
Last Name:Kling
Address line 2:Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Address line 3:830 North University
City:Ann Arbor
Zip Code:48109-1048
Country:United States of America
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Anne
Last Name:Giblin
Address line 2:Ecosystems Center
Address line 3:7 MBL Street
City:Woods Hole
Zip Code:02543
Country:United States of America
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Shiloh
Last Name:Schlung
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
Zip Code:
Investigator 5: 
First Name:Jen
Last Name:Kosrzewski
Investigator 6: 
First Name:Jason
Last Name:Dobkowski
Investigator 7: 
First Name:Daniel
Last Name:White
Investigator 8: 
First Name:Elissa
Last Name:Schuett
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:sedimentation, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, flux, organic matter, inorganic nutrients, lakes, arctic lakes
Abstract:We measured the flux of bulk material and major macronutrients (carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus) from the water column to the benthos in four separate lakes during the summer of 2009. The lakes were chosen to investigate the impacts of disturbance on lake sedimentation. Two of the lakes, Dimple and Perched, were within catchments that were burned by the 2007 Anaktuvuk River wildfire. Two of the lakes, NE-14 and Perched, were receiving elevated sediment loads from thermokarst failures on their shorelines, and Toolik Lake was used as a reference lake. As such, the lakes were organized by disturbance regime: Dimple = fire only, Perched = fire + thermokarst, NE-14 = thermokarst only, and Toolik = undisturbed reference.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
For information about this web site contact:
Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7496
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Data File URL
Data File Name 2009BurnSedTrp.csv
Beginning Date 6/7/2009
End Date 8/11/2009
Number of Data Records 71
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: 30Nov2010- combined metadata and data pages to one file and renamed file, 30Nov2010- added abstract, methods, keywords
Version 2: Updated to newer metadata sheet (with sites). CH March 2013.
Version 3: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
RESEARCH LOCATION:                  
Location Name NE 14 Toolik Dimple Lake Perched Lake Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description Lake NE-14 Toolik Lake Dimple Lake Perched Lake Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                  
West Bounding Coordinate                  
East Bounding Coordinate                  
North Bounding Coordinate                  
South Bounding Coordinate                  
OR if single point location                  
Latitude 68.6833333333333 68.629961 68.951483333 68.941266667 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.616666666667 -149.612633 -150.194333333 -150.5068 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 701 719 399 408 In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map View on Google Map View on Google Map View on Google Map          
Organisms studied
Methods:In each lake, NE-14, Toolik, Dimple and Perched, we deployed two clusters of three sediment traps at a depth of approximately 5 m. Each sediment trap cluster consisted of three 9 cm diameter tubes suspended vertically in the water column approximately 1 m from the bottom of the lake. A single float rope extending from the center of each sediment trap cluster to the surface of the lake marked the location of the trap. During the summer of 2009 sediment trap clusters were initially deployed in the lakes listed above from early to mid June. Sediment trap clusters were allowed to collect material precipitating out of the water column for durations of 2 to 3 weeks based on how frequently the individual lakes could be accessed with helicopter support.

Traps were sampled by carefully raising the trap cluster to the surface and pouring the contents of each sediment trap into a separate 4 L cubitainer. Once each trap was sampled the entire cluster was immediately redeployed at roughly the same location in approximately 5 m of water. Once collected, we returned the water to Toolik Field Station and forced aliquots through precombusted (500 degrees Celsius for 2 hours), 0.7 micrometer pore size, glass fiber filters for the analysis of percent organic matter, concentrations of particulate carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, concentrations chlorophyll a and pheophytin, and stable isotopes carbon-13 and nitrogen-15. For analytical methods see ‘Protocols of the Arctic Lakes LTER' on the Arctic LTER webpage.

We calculated bulk sedimentation rate as well as carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus flux rate (mg m-2 d-1) by first measuring the mass of bulk particulate matter and macronutrients carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in each trap (mg), and then dividing by the area of the trap (m2) and the duration that the trap was deployed (d).

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Location lake in which trap was deployed text        
Cluster trap cluster deployed in lake text        
Trap individual trap within cluster text        
Date Deployed date in which trap was deployed datetime   DD-MMM-YY    
Date Collected date in which trap was sampled datetime   DD-MMM-YY    
Length of Deployment duration in which trap was deployed and collecting sediments number number     .=Missing or Not Measured
Sedimentation Rate rate at which bulk material sedimented out of the water column number milligramPerMeterSquaredPerDay     .=Missing or Not Measured
Percent organic matter percent of bulk sediment that was organic as determined by loss on ignition number percent     .=Missing or Not Measured
Particulate carbon concentration of particulate carbon in bulk sediment number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Particulate nitrogen concentration of particulate nitrogen in bulk sediment number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Particulate phosphorus concentration of particulate phosphorus in bulk sediment number micromolePerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Chlorophyll a concentration of chlorophyll a in bulk sediment number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Pheophytin concentration of phaeophytin in bulk sediment number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
delta 13C del carbon-13 of bulk sediment number partPerThousand     .=Missing or Not Measured
delta 15N del nitrogen-15 of bulk sediment number partPerThousand     .=Missing or Not Measured
carbon flux flux of particulate carbon from water column to benthos number milligramPerMeterSquaredPerDay     .=Missing or Not Measured
nitrogen flux flux of particulate nitrogen from water column to benthos number milligramPerMeterSquaredPerDay     .=Missing or Not Measured
phosphorus flux flux of particulate phosphorus from water column to benthos number milligramPerMeterSquaredPerDay     .=Missing or Not Measured

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