Soil Descriptions and Soil Chemistry for LAII/ATLAS Winter Carbon Flux Sites, Alaska, 1992 and 1998-2000

Soil profiles at 27 sites in northern Alaska were described and classified in order to provide baseline soils data for ARCSS/LAII/ATLAS (Arctic Transitions in the Land-Atmosphere System) Winter Carbon Flux studies. The investigators collected samples and field data in the summers of 1992, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Profile descriptions include horizon depth, color, texture, and other morphological properties. Accompanying sample site descriptions provide information about landforms, vegetation cover, and soil parent material. Soils are classified according to USDA soil taxonomy guidelines. Laboratory analyses include measurements of soil water content, bulk density, texture, organic matter content, carbon storage, pH, and chemical components including carbon, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, aluminum, manganese, and iron. Profile descriptions, laboratory data, and soil pit photographs and profile sketches are available in MS Excel, MS Word, and .JPG formats.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1992-08-19T00:00:00Z
    End:  2000-08-01T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1992-08-19T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2000-08-01T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 71.32100
Bounding Box South Lat 64.72600
Bounding Box West Long -164.63200
Bounding Box East Long -155.73300
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Documentation #1 : soils_descriptions.pdf

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Resource Format JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) (image/jpeg)
XLS: Excel (application/
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Asset Size 63 MB
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Author Chien-Lu Ping
Gary J. Michaelson
Vladimir E. Romanovsky
Warren Lynn
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS074
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2018-07-13T17:41:20Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS074
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Chien-Lu Ping, Gary J. Michaelson, Vladimir E. Romanovsky, Warren Lynn. (2009). Soil Descriptions and Soil Chemistry for LAII/ATLAS Winter Carbon Flux Sites, Alaska, 1992 and 1998-2000. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 September 2023.

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