NGEE Arctic Plant Traits: Soil Temperature and Moisture, Kougarok Road Mile Marker 64, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 2016-2022

DOI: 10.5440/1346195
NGEE Arctic Record ID: NGA049


Data includes soil temperature and soil moisture measured at the Kougarok hill slope located at Kougarok Road, Mile Marker 64. Most measurements are from monitoring stations with permanently installed probes though the data also includes single point measurements from handheld devices. Data collection began in July 2016 and was completed October 2022. The final version of this dataset was archive in 2023. This dataset includes two csv files and one pdf.

The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments: Arctic (NGEE Arctic), was a research effort to reduce uncertainty in Earth System Models by developing a predictive understanding of carbon-rich Arctic ecosystems and feedbacks to climate. NGEE Arctic was supported by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

The NGEE Arctic project had two field research sites: 1) located within the Arctic polygonal tundra coastal region on the Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO) and the North Slope near Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska and 2) multiple areas on the discontinuous permafrost region of the Seward Peninsula north of Nome, Alaska.

Through observations, experiments, and synthesis with existing datasets, NGEE Arctic provided an enhanced knowledge base for multi-scale modeling and contributed to improved process representation at global pan-Arctic scales within the Department of Energy's Earth system Model (the Energy Exascale Earth System Model, or E3SM), and specifically within the E3SM Land Model component (ELM).

Dataset Citation

Colleen Iversen, Verity Salmon, Amy Breen, Holly VanderStel, Stan Wullschleger. 2018. NGEE Arctic Plant Traits: Soil Temperature and Moisture, Kougarok Road Mile Marker 64, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 2016-2022. Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic Data Collection, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Dataset accessed on [INSERT_DATE] at


20160702 - 2022-10-06

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NGEE Arctic Kougarok Site, Mile Marker 64, Alaska

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Seward Peninsula; Alaska; Kougarok Road

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