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CARVE: L1 In-situ Carbon and CH4 Flux and Meteorology at EC Towers, Alaska, 2011-2015

This data set provides ground in situ flux and meteorological science data from fixed instruments at three eddy covariance tower sites located in the Alaskan Arctic tundra. Real and gap-filled observations of carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and latent energy flux in addition to standard meteorological and environmental variables are reported at half-hourly intervals between 2011 and 2015 for sites at Atqasuk, Barrow, and Ivotuk, Alaska. The three sites form a 300-km north-south transect on the North Slope of Alaska, each site representing distinct Arctic vegetation communities. These tower measurements create a long-term record of one of the largest, most volatile carbon stocks on the planet. Observations from these towers are being used to determine the seasonal and inter-annual patterns of CO2 and CH4 flux, and their relationship to changes in environmental factors.

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