Bartlett Experimental Forest NEON - United States of America
Bartlett Experimental Forest NEON
United States of America
The Bartlett Experimental Forest is relocateable site in Domain 01 Northeast and the site is part of NEON's sampling design. The site is located in New Hampshire. BART extends from the village of Bartlett in the Saco River valley at 680 ft to about 3,000 ft at its upper reaches. Aspects across the forest are primarily north and east. This particular site was chosen because it represented conditions (soils, elevation, climate, tree species composition) typical of many forested areas throughout New England and northern New York. An actively managed forest: manged protions (30% reflect a range of forest patch sizes and structural distrubutions. Sampling area is 15.66 km^2. . Airborne remote sensing surveys of this field site collect collect lidar, spectrometer and high-resolution RGB camera data. The flux/meterological tower at this site is 116’ with 6 measurement levels. The tower top extends above the vegetation canopy to allow sensors mounted at the top and along the tower to capture the full profile of atmospheric conditions from the top of the vegetation canopy to the ground. The tower collects physical and chemical properties of atmosphere-related processes, such as humidity, wind, and net ecosystem gas exchange. Precipitation data are collected by a tipping bucket at the top of the tower and a series of throughfalls located in the soil array. This site has five soil plots placed in an array within the airshed of the flux tower. Field ecologists collect the following types of observational data at this site: Terrestrial organisms (birds, ground beetles, mosquitoes, plants, small mammals, soil microbes, ticks), Biogeochemical data, and and soil data. Total data products collected at this site is 116.
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