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ABoVE: Year-Round Soil CO2 Efflux in Alaskan Ecosystems, Version 2

This dataset provides soil-surface carbon dioxide (CO2) efflux derived from measurements of soil respiration with forced diffusion (FD) chambers. Soil Respiration Stations (SRS) were installed at 11 boreal and tundra sites along a broad S-N transect starting from near Fairbanks in interior Alaska and extending to Atqasuk in northern Alaska. Each SRS measures soil respiration and ambient atmospheric CO2 concentrations with a forced diffusion (FD) chamber to derive soil CO2 flux. The SRS also measures soil CO2 concentrations and temperatures using instrumented chambers buried at 5, 10, and 15 cm depths in the soil profile. At the highest measurement frequency, data is collected hourly, and during the lowest winter frequency, every 48 hours. The data include flux values and running median filtered values from the two or three FD chambers at each site. Soil CO2 and temperature profile data (beginning June 2017) were collected beginning 2016-08-18 through 2018-09-12. As of this publication, sampling is continuing and new data will be added as available.

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