Toolik Lake NEON - United States of America

Basic Information
Site Name
Toolik Lake NEON
Short name
United States of America
Site Manager
Site Description
Toolik Lake (TOOK) is a relocatable aquatic site within NEON's Domain 18: Tundra. Toolik Lake stretches from the Dalton Highway on the east to Jade Mountain on the west. 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 site collect lidar, spectrometer and high resolution RGB camera data. This site has one meteorological station located in the riparian area and one meteorological station above water on a buoy. The met stations are outfitted with the a subset of the same sensors used at terrestrial sites. Measurements include wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, shortwave radiation, and PAR. This site has one buoy-mounted sensor station and an inlet station and outlet station. At the buoy, the automated instrument measurements are: PAR at water surface, PAR below water surface, temperature at a specific depth in surface water, water quality (specific conductivity, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen content, pH turbidity, and fDOM), and nitrate. At the inlet and outlet stations, the measurements are: PAR below water surface, elevation of surface water, and temperature in surface water. Eight groundwater wells throughout the site collect specific conductivity, water tempertaure, and elevation of groundwater. Field ecologists collect the following types of observational data at this site: aquatic organisms (Aquatic Microbes (surface water),macroinvertebrates microalgae, plants and macroalgae, zooplankton. Biogeochemical data on plants,sediment water and particulates.As well as physical aquatic data on bathymetric maps, stage,secchi depth and depth profiles, and riparian assessment. Total data products planned for this site: 78
Last modified
2021-03-03 11:03:49


General Characteristics and Status
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Affiliation and Network Specific Information
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
NEON (TOOK)This site is a verified "NEON" member.
TOOK sensor station
TOOK sensor station
Toolik Lake Buoy
Toolik Lake Buoy
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: 68.630692 Longitude: -149.610636

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