Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Data description paper
06 Aug 2020
Data description paper |  | 06 Aug 2020

Generalized models to estimate carbon and nitrogen stocks of organic soil horizons in Interior Alaska

Kristen Manies, Mark Waldrop, and Jennifer Harden


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Short summary
Boreal ecosystems are unique in that their mineral soil is covered by what can be quite thick layers of organic soil. Layers within this organic soil have different bulk densities, carbon composition, and nitrogen composition. We summarize these properties by soil layer and examine if and how they are affected by soil drainage and stand age. These values can be used to initialize and validate models as well as gap fill when these important soil properties are not measured.