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Title: Plant Available Nutrients, Barrow, Alaska, Ver. 1

This dataset consists of measurements of plant available nutrients made using Plant Root Simulator probes (Western Ag Innovations Inc.) during 2012 and 2013. In 2012, Ca, Mg, K, P, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, B, S, Pb, Al, Cd, NO3-N and NH4-N were measured during spring, summer and winter in the centers, edges and troughs of four polygons in each of four areas of contrasting moisture regime and polygon type. In 2013, probes were installed in centers, edges and troughs of four polygons in each of two areas (high-centered and low-centered polygons) at two-week intervals and at 3 soil depths to capture fine-scale season dynamics of NO3-N and NH4-N. PRS probes are ion exchange resin membranes held in plastic supports that are inserted into soil to measure ion supply in situ. The anion and cation exchange with the membrane is intended to mimic plant uptake and thus provide a relevant measure of soil nutrient bioavailability. Measurements are made per area of probe membrane and cannot be converted to concentrations or related to soil volume.
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Research Org:
Next Generation Ecosystems Experiment - Arctic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Contributing Orgs:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Country of Publication:
United States
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
54 Environmental Sciences; NGEE; NGEE-Arctic; Plant available nutrients; Plant available magnesium; Plant available phosphorus; Plant available zinc; Plant available lead; Plant available manganese; Plant available potassium; Plant available nitrogen as ammonium; Plant available iron; Plant available sulfur; Plant available boron; Plant available aluminum; Plant available copper; Plant available cadmium; Plant available calcium; Plant available nitrogen as nitrate; Barrow Environmental Observatory; Barrow; North Slope; Intensive site 1