Toolik Field Station NEON - United States of America

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Toolik Field Station NEON
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United States of America
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Site Description
The Toolik field site is located in a remote wilderness area at the Toolik Field Station which is on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The area is underlain by continuous permafrost, which exerts a major influence on hydrology and the distribution, structure, and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Because of its location between the Brooks Range and the coastal plain, the vegetation and soils at TOOL are representative of much of the Alaskan foothills tundra. This terrestrial field site is collocated with NEON's Toolik Lake aquatic site. The closest city, Fairbanks, Alaska is 400 miles away. The Dalton Highway (also known as the Haul Road or Pipeline Road), which traverses the middle of the state from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, provides access to the area. Remote sensing surveys of this field site collect lidar, spectrometer and high-resolution RGB camera data. TOOL site includes a 26’ tall meteorological flux tower and nearby soil sensors. NEON scientists also collect field observations throughout the field site.
Last modified
2020-12-16 12:12:29


General Characteristics and Status
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Affiliation and Network Specific Information
INTERACT ( site is a verified "INTERACT" member.
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
NEON (TOOL)This site is a verified "NEON" member.
TOOL covered in snow
TOOL covered in snow
Midnight sky with rainbow over the Brooks Range from Toolik field station
Midnight sky with rainbow over the Brooks Range from Toolik field station
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Latitude: 68.66109 Longitude: -149.37047

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