This data set provides snow depth measurements in the study area at Toolik Station, Alaska, taken once yearly on May 2nd, for the years 1995 through 2001. Measurements were taken by hand using a steel tile probe and are given in centimeters. The study area is designed in 1.5 meter by 1.5 meter plots, 3 meters apart. 10 measurements were taken within each plot. Data are in table format in text files and are available via FTP.
TThe research project was funded by the Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS) Program, grant numbers OPP-9321626, OPP-9615845, and OPP-9907185.
Oberbauer, S.F. 2003. Snow Depth Yearly Measurements at Toolik Station 1995-2001. Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research, ARCSS Data Archive.
|Data format||One text file|
|Spatial coverage||68.38° N, 149.34° W|
|Temporal coverage and resolution||2 May, 1995 to 2001|
|File size||The one data file is 10 KB|
|Parameter(s)||Yearly snow depth, measured once per year|
Steven F. Oberbauer, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA
Table in tab-delimited text format.
The one data file is 10 KB.
60 plots were measured for snow depth in this coverage.
Southernmost Latitude: 68.38° N
Northernmost Latitude: 68.38° N
Westernmost Longitude: 149.34° W
Easternmost Longitude: 149.34° W
Measurements were collected each May 2nd from 1995 to 2001.
Snow depth was measured every year on May 2nd in control plots. Measurements were taken by hand using a steel tile probe and are given in centimeters. The study area is designed in 1.5 meter by 1.5 meter plots, 3 meters apart. 10 measurements were taken within each plot. Plots 1-30 represent plots initiated in 1995. Plots 36-60 represent plots initiated in 1997.
Data are in a table that shows the date (yyyymmdd), latitude, longitude (negative numbers indicate west), plot number, and snow depth in centimeters.
Missing data indicated with ?99. In 1996 data were not collected on control plots of study plots initiated in 1995.
The level of precision is 0.5 cm.
The International Tundra Experiment, ITEX, was established in 1990 as a Man-And-the-Biosphere, Northern Sciences Network (MAB-NSN) initiative. Since then the program has grown rapidly and is today one of the most active international field programs in arctic ecology. The purpose of ITEX is to monitor the performance of plant species and communities on a circumpolar basis in undisturbed habitats with and without environmental manipulations. See http://www.systbot.gu.se/research/itex/itex.html for more information.
20 May 2003