General Site Information
Site ID:CA-Qcu
Site Name:Quebec - Eastern Boreal, Black Spruce/Jack Pine Cutover
Tower Team: PI: Hank A. Margolis <> - Université Laval
Elevation (m):392.3
NetworkAmeriFlux, Fluxnet-Canada
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Dfc (Subarctic: severe winter, no dry season, cool summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):0.13
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):950
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   10 years (Duration: 2001 - 2010)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   6 years (Duration: 2001 - 2006)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   224 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   243 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246828
Description:The ground is gently rolling with a weak slope (<5%). In mesic areas (designated as well to moderately well drained areas, according to the Canadian System of Soil Classification (Agriculture Canada Expert Committee on Soil Survey, 1983)), the soil is a ferro-humic to humic podzol covered by an organic layer having an average depth of 26 cm (Fig. 1). In humid areas, the soil is organic (imperfectly to poorly drained) with an average organic layer of 125 cm. Mesic areas accounted for approximately 75% of the total surface area of the footprint and humid areas accounted for 25%. Full-time continuous measurements eneded in 2011. Intermittent measurements are on-going as resources permit.
Acknowledgments:Data collection at this flux site have been funded by CFCAS and NSERC with collaboration from NRCan and Environment Canada.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Giasson, M.-A., Coursolle, C., Margolis, H.A. 2006. Ecosystem-level carbon fluxes from a boreal cutover in eastern Canada before and after scarification. Agric. Forest Meteorol. 140: 23-40; doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2006.08.001. Primary_Citation
Giasson, M.-A., Coursolle, C., Margolis, H.A., 2006. Ecosystem-level CO2 fluxes from a boreal cutover in eastern Canada before and after scarification. Agric. For. Meteorol. 140, 23-40 Reference
Payeur-Poirier, J.-L., Coursolle, C., Margolis, H.A., Giasson, M.-A. 2012. CO2 fluxes of a boreal black spruce chronosequence in eastern North America. Agric. Forest Meteorol. 153: 94-105 Primary_Citation

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