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NEON Sampling Boundaries
Tower Airshed Boundary
This map depicts the spatial layout of this field site. Please note that some locations may have moved over time due to logistics, safety and science requirements.
This map was updated on January 11, 2019
Construction Status for this Site
Total data products planned for this site: 113
Site Host & Access Site Host:
Bureau of Land Management
Is additional non-NEON research allowed at this site?:
Yes, non-NEON research activities are allowed in this area. Researchers must obtain their own permits with the site host(s).
Site Characteristics Latitude/Longitude:63.88112, -145.75136 Elevation:529 m Mean Annual Temperature:-2C/28.4F Mean Annual Precipitation:300 mm Dominant NLCD Classes:
Glaciofluvial well-rounded gravel in a matrix of silt and sand. Quaternary.
USGS HUC: h19040504
Dominant Phenology Species:
Picea mariana, Vaccinium vitisidaea, Betula glandulosa/nana
Mean Canopy Height:
The mean canopy height is 10'.
Coarse, loamy, mixed, superactive. Typic Haplocryepts.
The dominant wind direction is east.
Data Collection Types
Airborne Remote Sensing Surveys
Remote sensing surveys of this field site collect lidar, spectrometer and high-resolution RGB camera data.
The flux/meteorological tower at this site is 72’ with 5 measurement levels. The tower top extends above the vegetation canopy to allow sensors mounted at the top and along the tower to capture the full profile of atmospheric conditions from the top of the vegetation canopy to the ground. The tower collects physical and chemical properties of atmosphere-related processes, such as humidity, wind, and net ecosystem gas exchange. Precipitation data are collected by a tipping bucket at the top of the tower and a series of throughfalls located in the soil array.
This site has one phenocam on the top of the flux tower and one near the bottom of the tower.
Soil Sensor Measurements
This site has five soil plots placed in an array within the airshed of the flux tower. The following measurements may be collected at the soil surface in each soil plot:
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) at soil surface
Soil heat flux
The following measurements are collected at multiple depths in each soil plot:
Field ecologists collect the following types of observational data at this site:
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Field Operations Office
3352 College Rd.
Fairbanks, AK 99709