General Site Information
Site ID:US-ICt
Site Name:Imnavait Creek Watershed Tussock Tundra
Tower Team: PI: Eugenie Euskirchen <seeuskirchen@alaska.edu> - University of Alaska Fairbanks
PI: Gaius Shaver <gshaver@mbl.edu> - Marine Biological Laboratory
PI: Syndonia Bret-Harte <msbretharte@alaska.edu> - University of Alaska Fairbanks
Latitude:68.6063
Longitude:-149.3041
Elevation (m):930
NetworkAmeriFlux
IGBP:OSH (Open Shrublands)
Climate Koeppen:ET (Tundra)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):-7.4
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):318
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   5 years (Duration: 2007 - 2011)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   231 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246131
Description:The Imnavait Creek Watershed Tussock Tundra (Biocomplexity Station) is located near Imnavait Creek in Alaska, north of the Brooks Range in the Kuparuk basin near Lake Toolik and the Toolik Field Station. The Kuparuk River has its headwaters in the Brooks Range and drains through northern Alaska into the Arctic Ocean. Within these headwaters lies the Imnavait basin at an average elevation of 930 m. Water tracks run down the hill in parallel zones with a spacing of approximately 10 m. The Biocomplexity Station was deployed in 2004, and it has been in operation during the melt seasons ever since.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
BibliographyUsage
Euskirchen, E. S., M. S. Bret-Harte, G. J. Scott, C. Edgar, and G. R. Shaver (2012), Seasonal patterns of carbon dioxide and water fluxes in three representative tundra ecosystems in northern Alaska, Ecosphere, 3(1), 4. Analysis_Result
Kade, A, M.S. Bret-Harte, E.S. Euskirchen, C. Edgar, and R.A. Fulweber (2012), Upscaling of CO2 Fluxes from Heterogeneous Tundra Plant Communities in Arctic Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(G4). Analysis_Result

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