General Site Information
Site ID:US-Bn2
Site Name:Bonanza Creek, 1987 Burn site near Delta Junction
Tower Team: PI: James Randerson <> - University of California, Irvine
AncContact: Heping Liu <> - Washington State University
Elevation (m):410
IGBP:DBF (Deciduous Broadleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Dsc (Dry Continental: cool summer)
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   3 years (Duration: 2002 - 2004)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   1 years (Duration: 2003 - 2003)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   162 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   73 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246034
Description:The Delta Junction 1987 Burn site is located near Delta Junction, just to the north of the Alaska Range in interior Alaska. All three Delta Junction sites are within a 15-km radius of one another. Composed of a combination of alluvial outwashes, floodplains, and low terraces dissected by glacial streams originating in the nearby Alaska Range. The Granite Creek fire burned ~20,000 ha of black spruce (Picea mariana) during 1987. Approximately half of the dead boles remained upright in 2004, while the other half had fallen over or had become entangled with other boles.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Liu, H., J. T. Randerson, J. Lindfors, and F. S. Chapin III (2005), Changes in the surface energy budget after fire in boreal ecosystems of interior Alaska: An annual perspective, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D13101, doi:10.1029/2004JD005158 Reference

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