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Title: FORAST Database: Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST)

The Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST) project was designed to determine whether evidence of alterations of long-term growth patterns of several species of eastern forest trees was apparent in tree-ring chronologies from within the region and to identify environmental variables that were temporally or spatially correlated with any observed changes. The project was supported principally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with additional support from the National Park Service. The FORAST project was initiated in 1982 as exploratory research to document patterns of radial growth of forest trees during the previous 50 or more years within 15 states in the northeastern United States. Radial growth measurements from more than 7,000 trees are provided along with data on a variety of measured and calculated indices of stand characteristics (basal area, density, and competitive indices); climate (temperature, precipitation, and drought); and anthropogenic pollutants (state and regional emissions of SO2 and NOX, ozone monitoring data, and frequency of atmospheric-stagnation episodes and atmospheric haze). These data were compiled into a single database to facilitate exploratory analysis of tree growth patterns and responses to local and regional environmental conditions. The project objectives, experimental design, and documentation of procedures for assessing data collected inmore » the 3-year research project are reported in McLaughlin et al. (1986). « less
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  1. ESD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
DB1005
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA); U.S. National Park Service
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1389535

McLaughlin, S. B., Downing, D. J., Blasing, T. J., Jackson, B. L., Pack, D. J., Duvick, D. N., Mann, L. K., and Doyle, T. W. FORAST Database: Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST). United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/VRC.DB1005.
McLaughlin, S. B., Downing, D. J., Blasing, T. J., Jackson, B. L., Pack, D. J., Duvick, D. N., Mann, L. K., & Doyle, T. W. FORAST Database: Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST). United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/VRC.DB1005.
McLaughlin, S. B., Downing, D. J., Blasing, T. J., Jackson, B. L., Pack, D. J., Duvick, D. N., Mann, L. K., and Doyle, T. W. 1995. "FORAST Database: Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST)". United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/VRC.DB1005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389535.
@misc{osti_1389535,
title = {FORAST Database: Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST)},
author = {McLaughlin, S. B. and Downing, D. J. and Blasing, T. J. and Jackson, B. L. and Pack, D. J. and Duvick, D. N. and Mann, L. K. and Doyle, T. W.},
abstractNote = {The Forest Responses to Anthropogenic Stress (FORAST) project was designed to determine whether evidence of alterations of long-term growth patterns of several species of eastern forest trees was apparent in tree-ring chronologies from within the region and to identify environmental variables that were temporally or spatially correlated with any observed changes. The project was supported principally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with additional support from the National Park Service. The FORAST project was initiated in 1982 as exploratory research to document patterns of radial growth of forest trees during the previous 50 or more years within 15 states in the northeastern United States. Radial growth measurements from more than 7,000 trees are provided along with data on a variety of measured and calculated indices of stand characteristics (basal area, density, and competitive indices); climate (temperature, precipitation, and drought); and anthropogenic pollutants (state and regional emissions of SO2 and NOX, ozone monitoring data, and frequency of atmospheric-stagnation episodes and atmospheric haze). These data were compiled into a single database to facilitate exploratory analysis of tree growth patterns and responses to local and regional environmental conditions. The project objectives, experimental design, and documentation of procedures for assessing data collected in the 3-year research project are reported in McLaughlin et al. (1986).},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/VRC.DB1005},
year = {1995},
month = {1} }
  1. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) is a data archive for Earth and environmental science data. The mission of ESS-DIVE is to preserve, expand access to, and improve usability of critical data generated through DOE-sponsored research of terrestrial and subsurface ecosystems. By making ESS research data easily accessible, ESS-DIVE has the potential to advance the scientific understanding and prediction of hydro-biogeochemical and ecosystem processes that occur from bedrock through soil and vegetation to the atmospheric interface.
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