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Vegetation and Carbon Impacts of Boreal Wildfires

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-09-03
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Investigators collected field data and inventoried plots for vegetation species and growth in 2018 at a post-burn site. (Image Credit: Laura Bourgeau-Chavez)

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A new dataset completes four years of post-fire vegetation sampling at burned sites in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Spectral Reflectance of Tundra Plants

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-08-19
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A plot at a common garden ecotype site near Eagle Creek, Alaska. Common garden sites were established with different populations of the tussock-forming sedge taken from different latitudes in Alaska.

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Researchers with the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) measured plot-level and species-specific full-spectrum reflectance data for tundra plants.

Black Carbon Aerosols from ATom

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-08-19
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The NOAA Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2) is a laser-induced incandescence instrument primarily used for measuring the black carbon mass content of individual particles.

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Black carbon concentrations were measured over remote regions of the Earth during NASA's Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission.