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Soil data from different-age Picea mariana stands near Delta Junction, Alaska

Open-File Report 2011-1061

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Abstract

One objective of the U.S. Geological Survey\'s Fate of Carbon in Alaskan Landscapes (FOCAL) project is to study the effects of fire and soil drainage on soil carbon storage in boreal forests. For this purpose, the project has measured the soil carbon content in several chronosequences (time since disturbance) of various soil-drainage types. One such chronosequence near Delta Junction, Alaska was initially studied in 2000 and 2001. Additional sites in the Delta Junction area were sampled in 2006 to expand the number of stand ages represented in the chronosequence. This report describes these additional sites, as well as the procedures used to describe, sample, and analyze the soils. We also present data tables containing, but not limited to, field descriptions, bulk density, moisture content, and total carbon (C) and total nitrogen (N) content.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Soil data from different-age Picea mariana stands near Delta Junction, Alaska
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2011-1061
Year Published:
2011
Contributing office(s):
Soil Carbon Research at Menlo Park
Description:
iii, 10 p.; Data Folder
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y