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Title: AmeriFlux CA-SF3 Saskatchewan - Western Boreal, forest burned in 1998.

This is the AmeriFlux version of the carbon flux data for the site CA-SF3 Saskatchewan - Western Boreal, forest burned in 1998.. Site Description - The 1998 burn site (F98) was in the east part of Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, in the Waskesiu Fire, ignited by lightning that burned about 1700 ha in July 1998. The pre-fire forest consisted of jack pine and black spruce stands, with some intermixed aspen. The fire was severe, consuming much of the top layer of organic soil and killing all trees. In 2001, much of the regenerating vegetation consisted of aspen saplings about 1 m tall and shorter jack pine and black spruce seedlings. An overstory of dead, leafless jack pine trees dominated at a height of 18 m. Sparse grass and herbs, such as fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium L.) covered the ground. There were a large number of fallen dead trees, mostly perched above the ground and not decomposing quickly.
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  1. University of Manitoba
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Dataset
Research Org(s):
AmeriFlux; University of Manitoba; Canadian Forest Service
Sponsoring Org:
Canadian Forest Service, NSERC, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Science, BIOCAP Canada, Parks Canada
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Related Information: M.S. Mkhabela, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, I. Hawthorne, J. Kidston, J.H. McCaughey, A.L. Orchansky, Z. Nesic, A. Sass, A. Shashkov and T. Zha. 2009. Comparison of carbon dynamics and water use efficiency following fire and harvesting in Canadian boreal forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149: 783-794. M.S. Mkhabela, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, I. Hawthorne, J. Kidston, J.H. McCaughey, A.L. Orchansky, Z. Nesic, A. Sass, A. Shashkov and T. Zha. 2009. Comparison of carbon dynamics and water use efficiency following fire and harvesting in Canadian boreal forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149: 783-794.
OSTI Identifier:
1246008
  1. In 2012 DOE established the AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to support the broad AmeriFlux community and the AmeriFlux sites. AmeriFlux is a network of PI-managed sites measuring ecosystem CO2, water, and energy fluxes in North, Central and South America. It was established to connect research on field sites representing major climate and ecological biomes, including tundra, grasslands, savanna, crops, and conifer, deciduous, and tropical forests. AMP collaborates with AmeriFlux scientists to ensure the quality and availability of the continuous, long-term ecosystem measurements necessary to understand these ecosystems and to build effective models and multisitemore » syntheses. « less
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