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Yukon River Basin - Active Layer Network: Raw soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature data


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Herman-Mercer, N.M., 2017, Active Layer Data from the Yukon River Basin in Alaska and Canada: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset contains .csv files of unprocessed, raw, soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature data. This data is collected annually from sensors as part of the Active Layer Network. Soil temperature and moisture sensors were installed ten centimeters below the soil surface and at the maximum depth of the active layer. An air temperature sensor was installed in the center of each site. Sensors are set to collect data at 30 minute intervals, though in some years at some locations this interval has differed. Those sites and years are as follows: Arctic Village soil sensors were set to a 15 minute interval in 2013 and 2014 as shown in the 2014 and 2015 files; Chevak soil sensors were set to a 15 minute interval in 2014 and [...]


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Nicole M Herman-Mercer
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Nicole M Herman-Mercer
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Nicole M. Herman-Mercer
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Nicole M Herman-Mercer
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U.S. Geological Survey
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Nicole M Herman-Mercer

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Original FGDC Metadata

11.74 KB application/fgdc+xml
Arctic 1.09 MB application/zip 1.33 MB application/zip 1.11 MB application/zip 1.19 MB application/zip 941 KB application/zip 1.21 MB application/zip
Hess 772.43 KB application/zip 1.29 MB application/zip 979.9 KB application/zip 1.53 MB application/zip 638.45 KB application/zip
St. Mary' 667.49 KB application/zip 1.05 MB application/zip


Data were obtained to monitor the status of the active layer across the Yukon River Basin to inform hydrological models, understand permafrost dynamics, and inform communities of the Yukon River Basin that are impacted by permafrost thaw.



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