ITEX soil water monitoring and sampling at Cape Bounty, Melville Island, Nunavut - 2016

Soil water samples for laboratory analyses (nutrient and ion concentrations, stable water isotopes, Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) fluorescence, and Dissolved Organic Carbon/Total Dissolved N (DOC/TDN) concentrations) were collected on July 13, 27, and August 4 2016 from lysimeters installed to 40 cm depth in each of the experimental sites of ITEX plots 5, 6, and 7 at the Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory. Each plot consists of four experimental treatments: a control, snow augmented, warmed (open top chamber), and snow augmented and warmed. At each site, soil moisture, electrical conductivity, and temperature is measured at 5 cm depth using a Decagon 5TE sensors logged with a EM50 datalogger, and temperature was also measured at 60 cm (or maximum thaw depth at the time of installation; 50-60 cm) using a Hobo 4 channel logger. Water temperature, pH, and electrical conductivity of soil water samples was measured in a field laboratory setting within three hours. Samples were then filtered and stored in coolers until transport to Kingston, Ontario.

Metadata Access
Creator Lamoureux, Scott; Lafrenière, Melissa; Thiel, Gillian
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2016
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact melissa.lafreniere(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Chemistry
Spatial Coverage (-109.500W, 74.900S, -109.500E, 74.900N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-07-13T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-08-04T00:00:00Z