Meteorological, snow and soil data, CO2, water and energy fluxes, from a low-Arctic valley in the forest-tundra ecotone of Northern Quebec
Abstract. As the vegetation in the Arctic changes, tundra ecosystems along the southern border of the Arctic are becoming greener and gradually giving way to boreal ecosystems. This change is affecting local populations, wildlife, energy exchange processes between environmental compartments, and the carbon cycle. To understand the progression and the implications of this change in vegetation, satellite measurements and surface models can be employed. However, in situ observational data are required to validate these measurements and models. This paper presents observational data from two nearby sites in the forest–tundra ecotone in the Tasiapik Valley near Umiujaq in Northern Quebec, Canada. One site is on a mixture of lichen and shrub tundra. The associated data set comprises 9 years of meteorological, soil and snow data as well as 3 years of eddy covariance data. The other site, 850 m away, features vegetation consisting mostly of tall shrubs and black spruce. For that location, 6 years of meteorological, soil and snow data are available. In addition to the data from the automated stations, profiles for snow density and specific surface area were collected during field campaigns. The data are available at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.946538 (Lackner et al., 2022b).
Hydrometeorological, snow and soil data from a low-Arctic valley in the forest-tundra ecotone in Northern Quebec https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4j828hj4h2oee68/AACZS3yqD-_35r1K5_30B-S2a?dl=0
Hydrometeorological, snow and soil data from a low-Arctic valley in the forest-tundra ecotone in Northern Quebec https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/mjacraie1jf7dz0ly9mu3/h?rlkey=m5c2qcocskrqsafo3judgt0no&dl=0
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