Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2365–2380, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2365-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2365–2380, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2365-2020

Data description paper 01 Oct 2020

Data description paper | 01 Oct 2020

A new dataset of soil carbon and nitrogen stocks and profiles from an instrumented Greenlandic fen designed to evaluate land-surface models

Xavier Morel et al.

Data sets

Nuuk-fen (Greenland) dataset of soil carbon and nitrogen stocks and profiles Xavier Morel, Birger Ulf Hansen, Christine Delire, Per Lennart Ambus, Mikhail Mastepanov, and Bertrand Decharme https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.909900

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Nuuk fen site is a well-instrumented Greenlandic site where soil physical variables and greenhouse gas fluxes are monitored. But knowledge of soil carbon stocks and profiles is missing. This is a crucial shortcoming for a complete evaluation of models. For the first time we measured soil carbon and nitrogen density, profiles, and stocks in the Nuuk peatland. This new dataset can contribute to further develop joint modeling of greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon in land-surface models.