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Global Litterfall and Litter Pool Data Published

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2015-03-30
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Global distribution of litterfall sites
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A Global Database of Litterfall Mass and Litter Pool Carbon and Nutrients.

This data set provides aboveground litterfall and littermass and litter carbon, nitrogen, and nutrient concentration data extracted from 685 original literature sources and compiled into a comprehensive database. The reported data include the literature reference, general site information (description, latitude, longitude, and elevation), site climate data (mean annual temperature and precipitation), site vegetation characteristics (management, stand age, ecosystem and vegetation-type codes), annual quantities of litterfall (by class), litter pool mass (by class and litter layer), and concentrations of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and base cations for the litterfall and litter pool components. There are 575 different site locations and 1,497 records in the database. The data are from published studies between 1827-01-01 and 1997-12-31.

To view complete documentation and access the data, visit the data set web page at http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/dsviewer.pl?ds_id=1244

Data Acknowledgements:
Data authors: Holland, E. A., W. M. Post, E. G. Matthews, J. Sulzman, R. Staufer, and O. Krankina. Data center: ORNL DAAC (http://daac.ornl.gov) Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS (http://earthdata.nasa.gov) Data Set DOI: 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1244

Global distribution of litterfall sites