Boreal Forest Data

These projects have been funded from a variety of sources, including DOE Terrestrial Carbon Program, NASA Terrestrial Ecosystem Program, and others.  Please read our Statement of Fair Use before proceeding to the data below.  



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Boreal Forest CO2 flux, soil temperature, and meteorological data

Harvard University Atmospheric Sciences, Wofsy Group

Continuous eddy-correlation flux measurements of sensible heat, latent heat, CO2, and momentum have been made at a black spruce forest located at 55.879° N, -98.484° W since the Spring of 1994 and will continue indefinitely. The principal objective is to determine directly the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 and the surface energy budget over diurnal, seasonal, and annual time scales and to couple these observations with a comprehensive characterization of the physical environment (PAR, soil temperature, etc.). In addition, CO2 and water vapor concentration throughout the forest column have been measured. This suite of long-term measurements provides information to assess the affect of seasons and seasonal changes on the carbon balance of the forest. Determination of the boundary layer CO2 concentration anomaly can also be determined, and thus the affect of the forest on the boundary layer CO2 concentration can be studied. Also see our Boreal Forest EMS home page.

Boreal Forest Soil CO2 Flux Data

Harvard University and University of New Hampshire

10 automated chambers were constructed at a black spruce forest located at 55.879° N, -98.484° W in 1995 and operated continuously throughout the growing seasons of 1995 and 1996. The chambers collected CO2 flux information in areas of sphagnum or feather moss cover.