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Title: AmeriFlux CA-Gro Ontario - Groundhog River, Boreal Mixedwood Forest.

This is the AmeriFlux version of the carbon flux data for the site CA-Gro Ontario - Groundhog River, Boreal Mixedwood Forest.. Site Description - Groundhog River (FCRN or CCP site "ON-OMW") is situated in a typical boreal mixedwood forest in northeastern Ontario (48.217 degrees north and 82.156 degrees west) about 80 km southwest of Timmins in Reeves Twp. near the Groundhog River. Rowe (1972) places the site in the Missinaibi-Cabonga Section of the Boreal Forest Region. In terms of ecoregion and ecozone, the site is in the Lake Timiskaming Lowlands of the Boreal Shield. The forest developed after high-grade logging in the 1930's. The average age in 2013 is estimated at beteen 75 and 80 years. The forest is dominated by five species characteristic of Ontario boreal mixedwoods: trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.), white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench.) Voss.), white birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.), and balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.). The surficial geology is a lacustrine deposit of varved or massive clays, silts and silty sands. The soil is an orthic gleysol with a soil moisture regime classified as fresh to very fresh. Plonski (1974) rates it as a site class 1. Themore » topography is simple and flat with an overall elevation of 340 m ASL.« less
  1. Queen's University
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Specialized Mix
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Related Information: McCaughey, J.H., Pejam, M.R., Arain, M.A., Cameron, D.A. 2006. Carbon dioxide and energy fluxes from a boreal mixedwood forest ecosystem in Ontario, Canada. Agric. For. Meteorol. 140, 79-96
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AmeriFlux; Queen's University
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Currently, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment is the principal funder
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