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SPRUCE Large-Collar In Situ CO2 and CH4 Flux Data for the SPRUCE Experimental Plots


This data set reports community-level CO2 and CH4 flux measurements for the SPRUCE experimental study plots located in the S1-Bog. Surface flux measurements of CO2 and CH4 were made using open-path analyzers over an area of 1.13 m2 within each of 16 plots.  A custom-designed chamber encloses the hummock-hollow topography and allows point in time measurements of the shrub, forb, Sphagnum spp. and the complex microbial community. These observations were made with ambient light and imposed dark conditions to allow estimates of community daytime and night respiratory processes. Measurements were collected seasonally starting in 2011 and have continued through 2016. Data collection will continue and the new data will be added periodically.



Hanson, P.J., J.R. Phillips, J.S. Riggs, W.R. Nettles, and D.E. Todd. 2014. SPRUCE Large-Collar In Situ CO2 and CH4 Flux Data for the SPRUCE Experimental Plots. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.




Monday, July 11, 2016

SPRUCE ID: spruce.006


Transparent flux chamber clamped to the permanent collar with internal open-path sensors in place during a typical measurement.

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