Greenland: Thule

Latitude: 76.550000
Longitude: -68.566667

Thule tower
Thule tower

  • Network: Unaffiliated
  • Principal investigator: Heidi Steltzer
  • PI-affiliated institution: Fort Lewis College
  • Primary IGBP ecosystem type: Snow and Ice
  • Dominant plant functional type: Snow and Ice
  • Recent and historic disturbance and management events that may affect this site:
    • Temperature extreme: Heat wave or freeze
  • Flux data collection:
    • Start date: July 1999
    • End date: September 1999
  • Flux methods:
    • Chambers
    • Eddy covariance
  • Optical data collection:
    • Start date: June 2004
    • End date: September 2004
  • Data collection period: Various: Continuous operation: Variable collected continuously with the reported method; Intermittent: Variable collected intermittently with the reported method; Periodic operation: Variable collected part of the year with the reported method
  • Data scale: Stand
  • Collection methods: Tower
  • Types of data collected: NDVI, PAR, PYR, Optical sampling
  • Publications
    • Horwath, J. L., and R. S. Sletten. "Large and small scale mapping of High Arctic vegetation by NDVI: Thule, Greenland." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. Vol. 1. 2004.
    • Shaver, G. R., et al. "Functional convergence in regulation of net CO2 flux in heterogeneous tundra landscapes in Alaska and Sweden." Journal of Ecology 95.4 (2007): 802-817.
    • Steltzer, Heidi, and Jeffrey M. Welker. "Modeling the effect of photosynthetic vegetation properties on the NDVI-LAI relationship." Ecology 87.11 (2006): 2765-2772.
    • Sullivan, Patrick F., et al. "Temperature and microtopography interact to control carbon cycling in a high arctic fen." Ecosystems 11.1 (2008): 61-76.

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