1.0 DOCUMENT INFORMATION
1.1 Document Title: TDE forest floor organic layer data
1.2 Revision Date: 9 June 2008
1.3 Document Summary: Pre- (1992) and multiple year post-treatment mineral element data for TDE soils
1.4 Sponsor: Office of Biological and Environmental Research, U. S. DOE
2.1 Investigator and data set contact:
Mats J. Fröberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)2.2 Title Of Investigation:
Department of Soil Science
SLU - Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
SLU PO Box 7001, SE-75007
Paul J. Hanson (email@example.com)
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, Building 1062
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6422
3.0 DATA SUMMARY
From Frobert et al. 2008:
Organic horizons were sampled throughout the study period using identical methods in late January 1992 (pre-treatment), and February of 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2006. General sampling locations were designated in protected areas of each treatment plot along upper, middle and lower slope transects in undisturbed areas, away from foot traffic. Repeated collections within each of the designated sampling areas were done in a sub-area that had never been previously sampled due to the consumptive nature of the organic layer measurements. Sampling for each campaign was undertaken at 5 locations per transect in each treatment area for a total of 15 sampling locations for each of the wet, ambient, and dry treatment areas.
Organic horizons were sampled within 0.25 m2
circular plots. Coarse twigs and large pieces of non-foliar litter were
collected first followed by the separation of the components of the O
horizon (Oi, Oe, Oa). The C stocks of the Oe and Oa horizons are
presented together, because the Oe or Oa horizons were too thin or
difficult to separate in a replicable manner. All organic horizon
samples were immediately oven dried for 48 hours (70 °C) and
dry mass was determined. The organic horizon samples were subsequently
coarse ground in a large Wiley mill without further separations (i.e.,
fine roots of the Oa horizon were not removed). Sub-samples of the
homogenized coarse-ground material were further ground to 20 mesh in a
Tecator Cyclotec sample mill (Tecator, Herndon, VA) prior to the
evaluation of C and other element concentrations.
All dried soil samples were archived in sealed glass containers for simultaneous analysis of all pre- and post treatment samples in 2006. Dry samples of organic horizons and soil were analyzed for total C and N on a LECO CN-2000 (LECO Corporation, St. Joseph, Michigan) using secondary standards traceable to NIST reference materials. Element analysis was preformed by microwave-acid digestion with digests being analyzed by ICP emissions spectrograph (Thermo Jarell -Ash model 61E ICP).
Data for the organic and mineral soils are presented as both dry mass
and carbon content per unit soil area."
6.0 DATA ORGANIZATION
Data are provided in comma delimeted csv files where the first line includes the variable names and subsequent lines include the following data by year.
6.1 Variable, Definition, and Units (as appropriate)Column 1 = Year
6.3 Missing data: Yes, represented by blank or empy cells between commas.
6.4 Related Data Sets: Data sets on mineral layer elements over time for the TDE are also archived.
7.0 KNOWN ERRORS AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT
8.0 NOTES8.1 Limitations of the data
10.0 DATA LISTING
Click on the following text
to view the column delminited data for the listed year.
Once open the files can exported as text files with the 'Save As' command.