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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:1997shextsoilcats.06
Dataset Title:Extractable soil cations (K, Ca, Mg, Na) for intertussock O and B horizon soils on moist acidic and non-acidic tundra, Arctic LTER 1997.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Sarah
Last Name:Hobbie
Organization:Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Address line 2:University of Minnesota
Address line 3:1987 Upper Buford Circle
City:St. Paul
State: MN
Zip Code:55108
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Laura
Last Name:Gough
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Investigator 3: 
First Name:Jim
Last Name:Laundre
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Keywords:soil cations, moist acidic tundra, moist non-acidic tundra, inorganic nutrients
Abstract:Extractable soil cations (K, Ca, Mg, Na) for intertussock O and B horizon soils on moist acidic and non-acidic tundra.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
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DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.1433&urlTail=terrest/bulk/data/1997shextsoilcats.csv
Data File Name 1997shextsoilcats
Beginning Date 8/7/1997
End Date 8/8/1997
Number of Data Records 24
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Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 2: Checked file and created eml and html files. Feb 2006 Jiml
Version 3: Added LTERNET Data Access server proxy for Excel and comma delimited data files.
Version 4: Upadte LTERNET Data Access server proxy link for Excel and comma delimited data files. Changed from knb to das in url.
Version 5: Fixed discrepency with header variable names. Updated metadata form to newer version (without site sheet). CH 24 Jan 2013. Updated to newer metadata with site sheet. CH March 2013.
Version 6: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                            
Location Name LTER Moist Acidic Tussock Tundra LTER Moist NonAcidic Tussock Tundra Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One 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 Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska(68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 760 m). Moist Acidic Tussock Tundra. Arctic LTER, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska(68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 34'W, elevation 760 m). Moist Non-acidic Tussock Tundra. Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                                            
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Latitude 68.62405 68.6342 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.61058 -149.64074 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 750 750 In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:On 7 August 1997, we collected 5.2-cm diameter soil cores (up to 30 cm depth depending on depth of thaw) from six randomly selected locations (between tussocks) at each site. The cores were separated into organic and mineral horizons, all live plant material and coarse roots were removed, and each horizon from each core was homogenized separately. Dried and ground soils (using a coffee grinder) for each horizon and from each of the six locations at each site were analyzed for exchangeable base cations (Ca, Mg, K, Na) using ammonium acetate extraction followed by ICP (Thomas 1982). Soils within horizons and sites were bulked for analyses of cation exchange capacity and percent base saturation, determined by the sum of base cations extracted with ammonium acetate followed by ICP and exchangeable acidity extracted by barium chloride (Thomas 1982; Soil Conservation Service 1992). Analyses were done at the University of Minnesota's Research Analytical Laboratory..

Calculations: Kcmol (Kppm x 100)/(39.1 x 1000)
Cacmol (Cappm x 100 x 2)/(40.1 x 1000)
Mgcmol (Mgppm x 100 x 2)/(24.3 x 1000)
Nacmol (Nappm x 100)/(22.9 x 1000)

Reference Citations: Hobbie, SE and L Gough. In press. Foliar and soil nutrients in tundra on glacial landscapes of contrasting ages in northern Alaska. Oecologia

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Date date in DD-MMM-YYYY format datetime   DD-MMM-YYYY    
Site MAT refers to moist acidic tundra; MNT refers to moist non-acidic tundra text        
Horizon refers to soil horizon (O or B) for which analyses were done text        
Rep replicate (1-6) text        
Kppm exchangeable K mg Al/kg soil number partPerMillion     .=Missing or Not Measured
Cappm exchangeable Ca mg Ca/kg soil number partPerMillion     .=Missing or Not Measured
Mgppm exchangeable Mg mg K/kg soil number partPerMillion     .=Missing or Not Measured
Nappm exchangeable Na mg Mg/kg soil number partPerMillion     .=Missing or Not Measured
Kcmol exchangeable K cmol +/kg soil number centimolePerKilogram     .=Missing or Not Measured
Cacmol exchangeable Ca cmol +/kg soil number centimolePerKilogram     .=Missing or Not Measured
Mgcmol exchangeable Mg cmol +/kg soil number centimolePerKilogram     .=Missing or Not Measured
Nacmol exchangeable Na cmol +/kg soil number centimolePerKilogram     .=Missing or Not Measured
CEC cation exchange capacity cmol +/kg soil number centimolePerKilogram     .=Missing or Not Measured
BaseSat percent base saturation percent number percent     .=Missing or Not Measured
COMMENTS these are comments regarding specific data points text        

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