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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:1990-1991Imnavait_SoilProperties.02
Dataset Title:Arctic LTER 1991: Percent moisture, bulk density, percent loss on ignition and percent organic carbon were measured for peat collected from soils in the Imnavait Creek watershed.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Donald
Last Name:Schell
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Investigator 2: 
First Name:Bruce
Last Name:Barnett
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Keywords:Imnaviat Creek, peat, percent moisture, percent organic carbon, bulk density
Abstract:Percent moisture, bulk density, percent loss on ignition and percent organic carbon were measured for peat collected from soils in the Imnavait Creek watershed.
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.10337&urlTail=terrest/delC-13/data/1990-1991Imnavait_SoilProperties.csv
Data File Name 1990-1991Imnavait_SoilProperties
Beginning Date 5/1/1991
End Date 9/1/1991
Number of Data Records 88
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: For Archival Use: DATE RECEIVED: DATA FILE ENTERED BY: DATA FILE VALIDATION:
Version 3: Updated to newer metadata form (with sites sheet). Fixed discrepency with variable names. Units updated to current standards. CH March 2013.
Version 2: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 27Jan14
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                            
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Geographic Description Imnavait Creek, Alaska, U.S.A. 68o 37' N, 149o 17' W. 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 Enter Description  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:Soil cores were collected along a topographic sequence from the footslope to the ridge crest as well as the Imnavait Creek floodplain. Each core of peat, approximately 15 cm2 was cut to the depth of mineral soils and sampled at1 to 2 cm intervals.
Percent moisture was determined by drying to constant weight at 105 degrees Celcius and loss on ignition to be converted to percent organic carbon, determined by combustion at 550 degrees Celcius.Dried samples were ground to a fine powder and prepared for del 13C and radiocarbon measurements.

Reference Citations: Schell, D.M., Ziemann, P., Parrish, D., and Brown, E.
Foodweb and Nutrient Dynamics in Nearshore Alaskan
Beaufort Sea Waters. In: Envir. Assessment Alaskan
Cont. Shelf, Final Rept. Vol. 25., pp 327-499.
MMS/NOAA OCSEAP, Anchorage, AK.

Sampling Description.

None

% ORG C = 0.475 x % LOI + 0.14
del 13C = [(13C/12C sample / 13C/12C standard) - 1] x 1000

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Original Site Code Original site code text        
Site Name Updated site name text        
Date date of collection datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
Elevation topographic location text        
Depth depth from core top (centimeters) text        
% Moisture percent moisture number percent     .=Missing or Not Measured
Bulk Density peat bulk density (g/cm^3) number gramPerMeterCubed     .=Missing or Not Measured
% LOI percent loss on ignition number percent     .=Missing or Not Measured
% Organic C percent organic carbon number percent     .=Missing or Not Measured
% Modern percent modern number percent     .=Missing or Not Measured
DEL C-13 del 13C ratio number partPerThousand     .=Missing or Not Measured

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