General Site Information
Site ID:CA-SF1
Site Name:Saskatchewan - Western Boreal, forest burned in 1977
Tower Team: PI: Brian Amiro <Brian_Amiro@umanitoba.ca> - University of Manitoba
Latitude:54.4850
Longitude:-105.8176
Elevation (m):536
NetworkAmeriFlux, Fluxnet-Canada
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Dfc (Subarctic: severe winter, no dry season, cool summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):0.4
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):470
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   4 years (Duration: 2003 - 2006)
FLUXNET2015:   4 years (Duration: 2003 - 2006)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   3 years (Duration: 2003 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   155 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   510 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   239 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246006
Description:Regenerated jack pine (Pinus banksiana) following fire in 1977; canopy height 6 m and LAI = 2.8. Some black spruce understory developing. Trees tend to be clumpy, with some clear spaces that can be easily walked thorugh, and other areas are thick. Fire killed coarse woody debris on the ground, that is soft and decomposing. Very few perched trunks. Understory are short shrubs such as Vaccinium and Arctostaphylus uva-ursi.
Acknowledgments:The data collection was funded by the Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada) and by Parks Canada as part of the BERMS (Boreal Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Sites) initiative in collaboration with the Fluxnet Canada Research Network and the Canadian Carbon Program (supported by the Canadian National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences and the BIOCAP Canada Foundation).
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
BibliographyUsage
Amiro, B.D. 2009. Measuring boreal forest evapotranspiration using the energy balance residual. Journal of Hydrology 366: 112-118. Reference
Amiro, B.D. 2010. Estimating annual carbon dioxide eddy fluxes using open-path analysers for cold forest sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150:1366-1372. Reference
Amiro, B.D., A.G. Barr, J.G. Barr, T.A. Black, R. Bracho, M. Brown, J. Chen, K.L. Clark, K.J. Davis, A.R. Desai, S. Dore, V. Engel, J.D. Fuentes, A.H. Goldstein, M.L. Goulden, T.E. Kolb, M.B. Lavigne, B.E. Law, H.A. Margolis, T. Martin, J.H. McCaughey, L. Misson, M. Montes-Helu, A. Noormets, J.T. Randerson, G. Starr, and J. Xiao. 2010. Ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes after disturbance in forests of North America. J. Geophys. Res. 115, G00K02, doi:10.1029/2010JG001390. Reference
Amiro, B.D., A.L. Orchansky, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, S.D. Chambers, F.S. Chapin III, M.L. Goulden, M. Litvak, H.P. Liu, J.H. McCaughey, A. McMillan and J.T. Randerson.  2006. The effect of post-fire stand age on the boreal forest energy balance.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 140, 41-50 Reference
M.S. Mkhabela, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, I. Hawthorne, J. Kidston, J.H. McCaughey, A.L. Orchansky, Z. Nesic, A. Sass, A. Shashkov and T. Zha. 2009. Comparison of carbon dynamics and water use efficiency following fire and harvesting in Canadian boreal forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149: 783-794. Primary_Citation
M.S. Mkhabela, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, I. Hawthorne, J. Kidston, J.H. McCaughey, A.L. Orchansky, Z. Nesic, A. Sass, A. Shashkov and T. Zha. 2009. Comparison of carbon dynamics and water use efficiency following fire and harvesting in Canadian boreal forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149: 783-794. Primary_Citation

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