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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 http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/arc/terrest/biomass/index.shtml 

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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 Poral
Dataset ID:LTEROksCats.03
Dataset Title:Cations for Oksrukuyik Creek near Toolik Field Station, Alaska select years 1990-present
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Breck
Last Name:Bowden
Organization:University of Vermont
Address line 2:303D Aiken Center
Address line 3:Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
City:Burlington
State:Vermont
Zip Code:05405
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Bruce
Last Name:Peterson
Organization:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
Address line 3:The Ecosystems Center
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Linda
Last Name:Deegan
Organization:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
Address line 3:The Ecosystems Center
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Alex
Last Name:Huryn
Organization:University of Alabama
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
City:Tuscaloosa
State:AL
Zip Code:
Country:USA
Investigator 5: 
First Name:Elissa
Last Name:Schuett
Organization:University of Vermont
City:Burlington
State:Vermont
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:cations, ions, Oksrukuyik Creek, inorganic nutrients, streams, arctic streams
Abstract:Samples from designated stations from the Oksrukuyik were collected during some summers from 1989 to current time (1990, 1993, 1994, 2000 2011 & 2012). Phosphorus addition has occurred from 1991 to 1996; station sites are relative distance from the original 1991 dripper. Phosphoric acid was added to the stream to increase soluble reactive phosphorus by 0.32 uM. From 1993 to 1996, Ammonium Sulfate was added along with the Phosphoric Acid. This addition of Ammonium Sulfate was added to the stream to increase N by 7.1 uM. From 1997 to present, the historic fertilized reach has been in recovery.
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
Email: arc_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.10306&urlTail=streams/stream_chemistry/data/1990-2012_Oksrukuyik_Cations.csv
Data File Name 1990-2012_Oksrukuyik_Cations
Beginning Date 6/11/1990
End Date 8/6/2012
Number of Data Records 59
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: 4/2011: JPB organized metadata and data into this file.
Version 2: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 15Jan14
Version 3: 12/2013: JPB added 2011+2012 data into sheet. Changed file name to reflect lack of 1989 data, added data for year 2000
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:          
Location Name Oksrukuyik -0.1k Oksrukuyik -0.3k Oksrukuyik -0.7k Oksrukuyik 1.37k  
Geographic Description Oksrukuyik Creek, North Slope of Alaska, reference reach, upstream of the formerly fertilized reach. Oksrukuyik Creek, North Slope of Alaska, reference reach, upstream of the formerly fertilized reach. Oksrukuyik Creek, North Slope of Alaska, reference reach, upstream of the formerly fertilized reach. Oksrukuyik Creek, North Slope of Alaska, recovery reach, formerly fertilized reach.  
Location Bounding Box          
West Bounding Coordinate          
East Bounding Coordinate          
North Bounding Coordinate          
South Bounding Coordinate          
OR if single point location          
Latitude 68.671486222 68.671371694 68.67101801 68.679780992  
Longitude -149.1281271 -149.131155484 -149.137892686 -149.114206438  
Elevation 761.756 763.881 764.537 762.678  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map View on Google Map      
           
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:Water samples were collected at designated stations along the Oskrukuyik Creek. Sample reaches include a reference reach upstream of the original phosphorus dripper, and a recovery reach that has not had phosphorus added since 1996. Samples were filtered through a .45um syringe filters, and then acidified with and 60mL samples were then preserved with 100uL of 6N HCl for analysis during the following winter at the MBL until 1994. In 2011 cation samples started to be examined again at UVM.

Cation analysis used the method from Rains, Theodore, C. 1984. Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Water Analysis, Vol II Edited by Roger A. Minear and Lawrence H. Keith.
An Absorption/Emission Spectrophotometer was used for analysis at the MBL.

While samples were collected for many years, cation analysis was not of highest priority and was therefore not measured every year. Data is available for the following years: 1990, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2011 & 2012.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Site Code LTER site code text        
River site of measurement (named) text        
Date Date datetime   dd-mmm-yy    
Station (km) Distance from original N and P dripper, in kilometers. Negative numbers indicate sites upstream from fertilization, postive numbers are downstream. text        
Reach Reference, recovery, or fertilized reach based on the location of the phosphorus and nitrogen addition. Additions occurred 1991-1996. text        
K+ (umol/L) Potassium ions number micromolePerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
Na+ (umol/L) Sodium ions number micromolePerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
Ca++ (umol/L) Calcium ions number micromolePerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
Mg++ (umol/L) Magnesium ions number micromolePerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
K+ (ueq/L) Potassium ions number microequivalentPerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
Na+ (ueq/L) Sodium ions number microequivalentPerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
Ca++ (ueq/L) Calcium ions number microequivalentPerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
Mg++ (ueq/L) Magnesium ions number microequivalentPerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
TOTAL CATS (ueq/L) Total Cations number microequivalentPerLiter     -1111=no data | -9999=below detection limit
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