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The ABCflux database: Arctic-boreal CO2 flux observations and ancillary information aggregated to monthly time steps across terrestrial ecosystems

Virkkala, Anna-Maria and Natali, Susan M. and Rogers, Brendan M. and Watts, Jennifer D. and Savage, Kathleen E. and Connon, Sara June and Mauritz, Marguerite and Schuur, Edward A. G. and Peter, Darcy and Minions, Christina and Nojeim, Julia and Commane, Roisin and Emmerton, Craig A. and Goeckede, Mathias and Helbig, Manuel and Holl, David and Iwata, Hiroki and Kobayashi, Hideki and Kolari, Pasi and Lopez-Blanco, Efren and Marushchak, Maija E. and Mastepanov, Mikhail and Merbold, Lutz and Parmentier, Frans-Jan W. and Peichl, Matthias and Sachs, Torsten and Sonnentag, Oliver and Ueyama, Masahito and Voigt, Carolina and Aurela, Mika and Boike, Julia and Celis, Gerardo and Chae, Namyi and Christensen, Torben R. and Bret-Harte, M. Syndonia and Dengel, Sigrid and Dolman, Han and Edgar, Colin W. and Elberling, Bo and Euskirchen, Eugenie and Grelle, Achim and Hatakka, Juha and Humphreys, Elyn and Jarveoja, Jarvi and Kotani, Ayumi and Kutzbach, Lars and Laurila, Tuomas and Lohila, Annalea and Mammarella, Ivan and Matsuura, Yojiro and Meyer, Gesa and Nilsson, Mats B. and Oberbauer, Steven F. and Park, Sang-Jong and Petrov, Roman and Prokushkin, Anatoly S. and Schulze, Christopher and St Louis, Vincent L. and Tuittila, Eeva-Stiina and Tuovinen, Juha-Pekka and Quinton, William and Varlagin, Andrej and Zona, Donatella and Zyryanov, Viacheslav I. (2022). The ABCflux database: Arctic-boreal CO2 flux observations and ancillary information aggregated to monthly time steps across terrestrial ecosystems. Earth System Science Data. 14 :1 , 179-208
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Abstract

Past efforts to synthesize and quantify the magnitude and change in carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems across the rapidly warming Arctic-boreal zone (ABZ) have provided valuable information but were limited in their geographical and temporal coverage. Furthermore, these efforts have been based on data aggregated over varying time periods, often with only minimal site ancillary data, thus limiting their potential to be used in large-scale carbon budget assessments. To bridge these gaps, we developed a standardized monthly database of Arctic-boreal CO2 fluxes (ABCflux) that aggregates in situ measurements of terrestrial net ecosystem CO2 exchange and its derived partitioned component fluxes: gross primary productivity and ecosystem respiration. The data span from 1989 to 2020 with over 70 supporting variables that describe key site conditions (e.g., vegetation and disturbance type), micrometeorological and environmental measurements (e.g., air and soil temperatures), and flux measurement techniques. Here, we describe these variables, the spatial and temporal distribution of observations, the main strengths and limitations of the database, and the potential research opportunities it enables. In total, ABCflux includes 244 sites and 6309 monthly observations; 136 sites and 2217 monthly observations represent tundra, and 108 sites and 4092 observations represent the boreal biome. The database includes fluxes estimated with chamber (19 % of the monthly observations), snow diffusion (3 %) and eddy covariance (78 %) techniques. The largest number of observations were collected during the climatological summer (June-August; 32 %), and fewer observations were available for autumn (September-October; 25 %), winter (December-February; 18 %), and spring (March-May; 25 %). ABCflux can be used in a wide array of empirical, remote sensing and modeling studies to improve understanding of the regional and temporal variability in CO2 fluxes and to better estimate the terrestrial ABZ CO2 budget. ABCflux is openly and freely available online (Virkkala et al., 2021b, https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1934).

Authors/Creators:Virkkala, Anna-Maria and Natali, Susan M. and Rogers, Brendan M. and Watts, Jennifer D. and Savage, Kathleen E. and Connon, Sara June and Mauritz, Marguerite and Schuur, Edward A. G. and Peter, Darcy and Minions, Christina and Nojeim, Julia and Commane, Roisin and Emmerton, Craig A. and Goeckede, Mathias and Helbig, Manuel and Holl, David and Iwata, Hiroki and Kobayashi, Hideki and Kolari, Pasi and Lopez-Blanco, Efren and Marushchak, Maija E. and Mastepanov, Mikhail and Merbold, Lutz and Parmentier, Frans-Jan W. and Peichl, Matthias and Sachs, Torsten and Sonnentag, Oliver and Ueyama, Masahito and Voigt, Carolina and Aurela, Mika and Boike, Julia and Celis, Gerardo and Chae, Namyi and Christensen, Torben R. and Bret-Harte, M. Syndonia and Dengel, Sigrid and Dolman, Han and Edgar, Colin W. and Elberling, Bo and Euskirchen, Eugenie and Grelle, Achim and Hatakka, Juha and Humphreys, Elyn and Jarveoja, Jarvi and Kotani, Ayumi and Kutzbach, Lars and Laurila, Tuomas and Lohila, Annalea and Mammarella, Ivan and Matsuura, Yojiro and Meyer, Gesa and Nilsson, Mats B. and Oberbauer, Steven F. and Park, Sang-Jong and Petrov, Roman and Prokushkin, Anatoly S. and Schulze, Christopher and St Louis, Vincent L. and Tuittila, Eeva-Stiina and Tuovinen, Juha-Pekka and Quinton, William and Varlagin, Andrej and Zona, Donatella and Zyryanov, Viacheslav I.
Title:The ABCflux database: Arctic-boreal CO2 flux observations and ancillary information aggregated to monthly time steps across terrestrial ecosystems
Series Name/Journal:Earth System Science Data
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:14
Number:1
Page range:179-208
Number of Pages:30
Publisher:COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH
ISSN:1866-3508
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Climate Research
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116177
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116177
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DOI10.5194/essd-14-179-2022
Web of Science (WoS)000748405700001
ID Code:27280
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:09 Mar 2022 13:27
Metadata Last Modified:09 Mar 2022 13:31

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