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Soil Pit Properties from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-07-20
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Site sampling plan used for characterizing active layer soils (left). Axes are in meters. At Imnavait Creek, active layer thickness (ALT) was measured on transects intersecting a central soil pit. Soil dielectric properties, in situ moisture and temperature profiles were measured, and soil samples were collected for analyses from the soil pit (right).

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Active layer thickness, soil dielectric profiles, and soil physical properties are key variables for understanding the Arctic permafrost layer.

Soil Temperature Profiles Characterize Permafrost at USArray Sites

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-07-17
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Sixteen measurement sites located across interior Alaska, USA, and at one site in Yukon, Canada. Sites C17K, C26K, E23, F17, H31, and I17 are collocated with the seismic stations.

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New soil temperature profile measurements collected at USArray stations are available from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE).

Predicted Annual Soil Respiration from the Carbon Monitoring System

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-01-13
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A global map of predicted annual soil respiration (Rs) at 1 km spatial resolution created by applying the QRF model to gridded covariates. Right is a plot of the latitudinal mean predicted annual Rs.

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A machine learning approach was used to derive the predicted annual soil respiration and uncertainty at a 1 km spatial resolution.

Soil Moisture and Tree Measurements at Harvard Forest

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-11-04
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Upward-facing photo of the canopy at Harvard Forest (transect 2, plot 57) on 2012-10-18.

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Ground-based data collected at the Harvard Forest site was used to validate Airborne Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface (AirMOSS) soil moisture estimates.

Soil Organic Carbon in Tidal Wetlands

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-11-04
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Estuaries classes used in the study: former river valley primary estuary, former glacier valley primary estuary, river delta primary estuary, tectonic structural primary estuary, coastal lagoon secondary estuary, and unclassified estuary.

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) estimates and environmental data for US estuaries are available for the period 1972-2015.

Soil Temperature Profiles for Interior Alaska

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-06-24
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USArray measurement sites in Alaska. Sites are labeled with site ID and maximum measurement depth and color-coded by mean annual ground temperature (MAGT in degrees C) of the deepest sensor measurements. Data are omitted for sites disrupted by bears.

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Soil temperature data were collected at Alaskan USArray seismic monitoring sites from 2016-2018.

Soil Carbon Stocks for Tidal Wetlands

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-03-08
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Estimated soil carbon stocks (using model results) throughout the Mississippi River delta in Louisiana. Cooler colors (blues and greens) indicate higher soil carbon concentrations.

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Researchers with NASA's Carbon Monitoring System estimated the amount of carbon stored in the soil in tidal wetlands of the United States.