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ABoVE: The Arctic-Boreal CO2 fluxes (ABCflux) Database, 1989-2020

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-01-24
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Arctic Boreal CO2 Flux
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The flux site distribution in syntheses focused on compiling fluxes from high latitudes (McGuire et al. 2012, Belshe et al. 2013, Natali et al. 2019, Virkkala et al. 2021 and this study (ABCflux)). The Arctic-Boreal Zone is highlighted in dark grey; countries are shown in the background. Based on the unique latitude-longitude coordinate combinations in the tundra, there were 136 tundra sites in ABCflux, 104 tundra sites in Virkkala et al. 2021, 68 tundra sites in Natali et al., 2019, 34 tundra sites in Belshe et al. 2013, and 66 tundra sites in McGuire et al., 2012. Observations that were included in previous studies but not in ABCflux represent fluxes aggregated over seasonal, not monthly periods.

The ORNL DAAC recently released a new Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) dataset by Virkkala, A-M., et al. (2021):

The ABCflux Database: Arctic-Boreal CO2 Flux and Site Environmental Data, 1989-2020

This Arctic-Boreal CO2 fluxes (ABCflux) dataset contains monthly aggregates of terrestrial net ecosystem CO2 exchange and its derived partitioned component fluxes: gross primary productivity (GPP) and ecosystem respiration. Over 70 supporting variables describe key site conditions (e.g., vegetation and disturbance type), micrometeorological and environmental measurements (e.g., air and soil temperatures), and flux measurement techniques. The data contained in this ABCflux dataset form a standardized monthly database of Arctic-Boreal CO2 fluxes and include 244 sites and 6,309 monthly observations representing tundra boreal biomes. The data are for the period 1989 to 2020.

The ABoVE is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign being conducted in Alaska and western Canada, for 8 to 10 years, starting in 2015. Research for ABoVE links field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from airborne and satellite sensors, providing a foundation for improving the analysis, and modeling capabilities needed to understand and predict ecosystem responses to, and societal implications of, climate change in the Arctic and Boreal regions.

Additional data from ABoVE and other relevant links can be found on the ORNL DAAC's ABoVE Project Page.

Citation: Virkkala, A-M., S. Natali, B.M. Rogers, J.D. Watts, K. Savage, S.J. Connon, M.E. Mauritz-tozer, E.A.G. Schuur, D.L. Peter, C. Minions, J. Nojeim, R. Commane, C.A. Emmerton, M. Goeckede, M. Helbig, D. Holl, H. Iwata, H. Kobayashi, P. Kolari, E. Lopez-blanco, M.E. Marushchak, M. Mastepanov, L. Merbold, M. Peichl, O. Sonnentag, T. Sachs, M. Ueyama, C. Voigt, M. Aurela, J. Boike, G. Celis, N. Chae, T. Christensen, S. Bret-Harte, S. Dengel, H. Dolman, C. Edgar, B. Elberling, S.E. Euskirchen, A. Grelle, J. Hatakka, E.R. Humphreys, J. Jaerveoja, A. Kotani, L. Kutzbach, T. Laurila, A. Lohila, I. Mammarella, Y. Matsuura, G. Meyer, M.B. Nilsson, S.F. Oberbauer, S.J. Park, F.J.W. Parmentier, R. Petrov, A.S. Prokushkin, S. Zyrianov, C. Schulze, V.L. St.louis, E.S. Tuittila, J.P. Tuovinen, W. Quinton, A. Varlagin, D. Zona, and V.I. Zyryanov. 2021. The ABCflux Database: Arctic-Boreal CO2 Flux and Site Environmental Data, 1989-2020. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1934

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