Estop-Aragones, C. et al

Bulk density, carbon and nitrogen content in soil profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada

This dataset consists of measurements of bulk density, carbon and nitrogen content in soil profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. Soil cores were sampled during early summer in 2013 and 2014. Soil cores were sampled from a peatland plateau and thawing features of the peatland plateau, and from an unburnt and burnt black spruce forest, and additional sites in Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Publication date: 2016-02-05

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Estop-Aragones, C.; Fisher, J.P.; Cooper, M.A.; Thierry, A.; Treharne, R.; Murton, J.B.; Phoenix, G.K.; Charman, D.J.; Williams, M.; Hartley, I.P. (2016). Bulk density, carbon and nitrogen content in soil profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/efa2a84b-3505-4221-a7da-12af3cdc1952

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-15    to    2014-09-15

Provenance & quality

Soil cores were cut and samples were analysed for bulk density, carbon and nitrogen content. Samples were freeze dried and weighted to calculate bulk density. Values of bulk density are expressed in grams of dry soil per cm3 of wet soil. For carbon and nitrogen content, a ground sample was weighted and combusted in a C and N analyser. Standards were analysed in each run and a batch specific calibration was used to calculate the carbon and nitrogen content of the samples. Values of carbon and nitrogen content are expressed as percentage of dry soil mass.

Correspondence/contact details

Williams, M.
University of Edinburgh
mat.williams@ed.ac.uk

Authors

Estop-Aragones, C.
Exeter University
Fisher, J.P.
University of Sheffield
Cooper, M.A.
Exeter University
Thierry, A.
University of Edinburgh
Treharne, R.
University of Sheffield
Murton, J.B.
University of Sussex
Phoenix, G.K.
University of Sheffield
Charman, D.J.
Exeter University
Williams, M.
University of Edinburgh
Hartley, I.P.
Exeter University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Bulk density,  Burnt permafrost,  Canada Carbon content,  Nitrogen content,  Peatland plateau,  Thawing peatland