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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:1991kntgas.06
Dataset Title:Methane and carbon dioxide emissions were monitored in control, greenhouse, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilized plots of three different plant communities, Toolik Field Station, North Slope Alaska, Arctic LTER 1991.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Joshua
Last Name:Schimel
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Investigator 2: 
First Name:Knute
Last Name:Nadelhoffer
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Gus
Last Name:Shaver
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Anne
Last Name:Giblin
Organization:Marine Biological Lab
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 5: 
First Name:Ed
Last Name:Rastetter
Organization:Marine Biological Lab
Address line 2:7 MBL St.
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 6: 
First Name:Jim
Last Name:Laundre
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Investigator 7: 
First Name:Kate
Last Name:Michmerhuizen
Investigator 8: 
First Name:Julie
Last Name:Pallant
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:Arctic tundra, methane emission, carbon dioxide emission, climate controls, disturbance, organic matter
Abstract:Methane and carbon dioxide emissions were monitored in control, greenhouse, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilized plots of three different plant communities.
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.1425&urlTail=terrest/tracegas/data/1991kntgas.csv
Data File Name 1991kntgas.dat
Beginning Date 5/1/1991
End Date 9/1/1991
Number of Data Records 167
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 2: Added title and atrribute table. JL 6Oct06
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: Updated the metadata form and to eml 2.10
Version 6: Updated to newer metadata with site sheet. CH March 2013.
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                            
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Geographic Description Toolik Lake Field Station, Alaska (68 degrees 38"N, 149 degrees 38'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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Latitude 68.626 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 In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.616 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 In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 719 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 In Meters  
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TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:The main focus of the experiment is to determine the importance of climate controls (temperature and moisture), the effects of nutrient availability, and the source of carbon and reducing power for methanogensis in the tundra system. To obtain this type of information methane and carbon dioxide emissions were monitored in control, greenhouse, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilized plots of three different plant ecosystems; 1. Wet Sedge Tundra 2. Tussock Tundra 3. Heath Tundra The treatments were started at the Toolik site in 1989, In 1991 the fertilized plots received 10 g N per m^2 in the form of ammonium nitrate and 5 g of P per m^2 in the form of phosphoric anhydride.
This data set was obtained by the collaboration of three projects. The LTER Arctic Tundra (NSF), The Global Change and the Carbon Balance of Arctic Ecosystems (P.I., Shaver and others, NFS), and the main project, Controls on Radiatively Active Trace Gases in Tundra and Taiga Ecosystems (P.I.s J.Schimel and K. Nadelhoffer, EPA)
The schematic below shows the SITE, ECOSYSTEM, # of BLOCKS within each ecosystem, the TREATMENTS (CT=Control;GH=Green House;NP=Nitrogen and Phosphorus additions) and the # OF CHAMBERS PER TREATMENT.
The deployment dates of the chamber bases are given for each ECOSYSTEM
ECOSYSTEM
TREATMENTS W/IN # OF CHAMBERS/ DATE CHAMBER
SITE ECOSYSTEM # OF BLOCKS EACH BLOCK BLOCK BASES DEPLOYED
|- 3 ::::: CT::::::::: 1 *
| TUSSOCK
|:TUSSOCK:::|- 3 ::::: GH::::::::: 1 *
| | Fall of 1990
| |- 3 ::::: NP::::::::: 1 *
| :-
| subtotal 9
|
T | |- 3 ::::: CT::::::::: 1
O | | WET SEDGE
O :-|- WET SEDGE::|- 2 ::::: GH::::::::: 1
L | | Fall of 1990
I | |- 3 ::::: NP::::::::: 1
K | :-
| subtotal 8
|
| |- 3 ::::: CT::::::::: 1
| | HEATH
|: HEATH:::-|- 2 ::::: GH::::::::: 1
| June of 1991
|- 3 ::::: NP::::::::: 1
:-
subtotal 8
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TOTAL 25
*In the TUSSOCK ECOSYSTEM Chamber bases were around tussocks only.

Notes: Calculated by using only T0 and T1 time samples except where these values were bad/odd

CALCULATIONS
Variable Formula
CH4_C MG|M2|DAY: (CH4FLUX*0.012*1440)
CO2_C G|M2|DAY: (CO2FLUX*0.000012*1440)

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
DATE Date of sample datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
SITE Toolik Lake site text        
ECOSYSTEM Plant community type -Tussock, Wet Sedge and Dry Heath Tundra text        
BLOCK Block number of treatment text        
TMT Plot treatment; CT-control, NP-fertilized, GH-greenhouse text        
BLKTRT Block + TMT text        
DAYS Day of the Julian year number number      
CH4FLUX um|m2 Methane in micromoles per meter squared per minute number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerMinute      
CH4_C MG|M2|DAY Rate of CH4 flux in mg of C/meter squared*days, (CH4FLUX*0.012*1440) number milligramPerMeterSquaredPerDay     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
CO2FLUX um|m2 Carbon dioxide in micromoles per meter squared per minute number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerMinute     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
CO2_C G|M2|DAY Rate of CO2 flux in g of C/meter squared*days, (CO2FLUX*0.000012*1440) number milligramPerMeterSquaredPerDay     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
COMMENTS NOTES on measurements text        
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