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Daily Soil Temperature and Meteorological Data for Sites at Toolik Lake Alaska, Version 1

This data set consists of daily air, water, and soil temperature, wind speed, vapor pressure, and the sum of global radiation and unfrozen precipitation data from the Toolik Lake area of Alaska between 1998 and 2002. The data includes readings from two sites: the Toolik Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Tundra site and the nearby Toolik Tussock Experimental plots site that includes soil measurements from fertilized and unfertilized greenhouse and 'shadehouse' areas.

Data loggers recorded soil temperatures at various intervals down to 150 cm. Air temperatures were recorded between 1 and 5 meters. The data consist of 28 comma-delimited ASCII text files, and are available via ftp. Data files for each site contain slightly different meteorological parameters. This data set is a subset of the more comprehensive data set, Monitoring and Manipulation of Tundra Response to Climate Change, Arctic LTER, Toolik Lake, Alaska.

The research project was funded by the Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS) Program, grant number OPP-9810222.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 68.63, S: 68.63, E: -149.6, W: -149.6

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 June 1988 to 30 August 2002
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Soils > Permafrost
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Profiles
Platform(s) ARWS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): James Laundre, Gaius (Gus) Shaver

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Gus Shaver, Jim Laundre 2003. Daily Soil Temperature and Meteorological Data for Sites at Toolik Lake Alaska, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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