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Marine Biological Laboratory
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Dataset ID:1999dlmnto
Dataset Title:Arctic LTER 1999: Soil temperature data from the Toolik Moist Non-acidic Tussock Experimental plots (MNT).
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Sarah
Last Name:Hobbie
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Associate Investigators:JIM LAUNDRE
Keywords:weather, air temperature, relative humidity, soil temperature
Abstract: Soil temperature data from the Toolik Moist Non-acidic Tussock Experimental plots (MNT). In 1999 a Campbell CR10x data logger was installed in block 2 of the experimental plots. The plots are located on a hillside near Toolik Lake (68 38' N, 149 36'W). Sensors were placed in control, fertilized, greenhouse and greenhouse fertilized sites.
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 Name 1999dlmnto
Beginning Date 5/1/1999
End Date 9/1/1999
Number of Data Records
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Log of changes: For Archival Use: DATE RECEIVED: 3May2000, Aug2000 DATA FILE ENTERED BY: J.Laundre DATA FILE VALIDATION: 3May2000 NAME: JL DATE:
RESEARCH LOCATION:
Geographic Description Toolik Lake Field Station (68 38' N, 149 36'W), LTER Moist Non-acidic tussock site on hill south of Toolik Lake, North Slope of Alaska.
Location Bounding Box
West Bounding Coordinate
East Bounding Coordinate
North Bounding Coordinate
South Bounding Coordinate
OR if single point location
Latitude
Longitude
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
Methods:

A Campbell CR10x data logger, in the LTER Toolik Moist Non-acidic Tussock Experimental plots (block 2), is used to monitor weather and soil temperatures.
Sensors in the control and greenhouses plots include: air temperature and relative humidity. These sensors are read every minute and averaged or totaled every hour.
Two profiles of soil temperature are measured per treatment plot with copper/constantan thermocouple wires (TC) installed at depths of 0,10, 20, and 40 cm in inter-tussock areas. The following label codes are used: CT = control, GH = greenhouses, NP = fertilized, GHF= greenhouse fertilized, plus a 1 or a 2 for the profile number. All soil sensors are read every 15 minutes and averaged every 3 hours.
Hourly, three hourly and daily summaries are in files yyDLMNTH.DAT, yyDLMNTO.DAT, and yDLMNTD.DAT respectively, where yy is the year in which the data are collected. The original data are in file yyDLMNTDAT.ZIP which is archived at The Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA.
Note: The covers on greenhouses are removed every fall and reinstalled every spring.

Notes: Missing values are indicated by #N/A.

Sampling Description.

None

Data Table

Variable    Variable description.    Precision/Units
YEAR:         Year                           YYYY
DATE:        Date                            DD-MMM-YYYY
MONTH:       Month
DAYS:        Julian plus fraction of day
ID:          Program step that output the data
JULIAN:      Julian Date                      ddd
HOUR:        Time -Alaska standard time       2400
NP1 Sur        Set 1 temperature in the surface of the moss mat of the Nitrogen Fertilized plot   Celsius
NP1 10cm        Set 1 temperature at 10cm in the Nitrogen Fertilized plot   Celsius
NP1 20cm        Set 1 temperature at 20cm in the Nitrogen Fertilized plot   Celsius
NP1 40cm        Set 1 temperature at 40cm in the Nitrogen Fertilized plot   Celsius
NP2 Sur        Set 2 temperature in the surface of the moss mat of the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilized plot   Celsius
NP2 10cm       Set 2 soil temperature at 10cm in the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilized plot   Celsius
NP2 20cm       Set 2 soil temperature at 20cm in the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilized plot   Celsius
NP2 40cm       Set 2 soil temperature at 40cm in the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilized plot   Celsius
CT1 Sur        Set 1 temperature in the surface of the moss mat of the control plot   Celsius
CT1 10cm       Set 1 soil temperature at 10cm in the control plot   Celsius
CT1 20cm       Set 1 soil temperature at 20cm in the control plot   Celsius
CT1 40cm       Set 1 temperature at 40cm in the control plot   Celsius
CT2 Sur        Set 2 temperature in the surface of the moss mat   Celsius
CT2 10cm       Set 2 temperature at 10cm in the control plot   Celsius
CT2 20cm       Set 2 soil temperature at 20cm in the control plot   Celsius
CT2 40cm       Set 2 soil temperature at 40cm in the control plot   Celsius
GH1 Sur        Set 1 temperature in the surface of the moss mat of the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GH1 10cm       Set 1 soil temperature at 10cm in the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GH1 20cm       Set 1 soil temperature at 20cm in the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GH1 40cm       Set 1 soil temperature at 40cm in the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GH2 Sur        Set 2 soil temperature in the surface of the moss mat of the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GH2 10cm        Set 2 soil temperature at 10cm in the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GH2 20cm        Set 2 soil temperature at 20cm in the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GH2 40cm        Set 2 soil temperature at 40cm in the Greenhouse plot   Celsius
GHF1 Sur        Set 1 temperature in the surface of the moss mat in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
GHF1 10cm        Set 1 temperature at 10cm in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
GHF1 20cm        Set 1 temperature at 20cm in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
GHF1 40cm        Set 1 temperature at 40cm in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
GHF2 Sur        Set 2 temperature in the surface of the moss mat in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
GHF2 10cm        Set 2 temperature at 10cm in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
GHF2 20cm        Set 2 temperature at 20cm in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
GHF2 40cm        Set 2 temperature at 40cm in the Greenhouse Nitrogen and Phosphorus plots   Celsius
Battery          Data logger battery voltage   volts
COMMENTS       Comments about individual datum points.
(12) CALCULATIONS
Variable        Formula
DAYS:  JULIAN + (HOUR/2400)

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