Healy NEON - United States of America

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Site Name
Healy NEON
Short name
United States of America
Site Manager
Site Description
The Healy (HEAL) terrestrial field site is located on public land managed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and surrounded on three sides by Denali National Park and Preserve and just outside the tiny town of Healy, Alaska. This is an "Upland Tundra" ecosystem positioned above the tree line in the foothills of the Alaska Range. As a result of the elevation, the ecosystem is more similar to the Arctic Tundra, with a few stands of spruce in an otherwise treeless environment and continuous permafrost. HEAL covers 54.2 km2 (17.5 square miles) and includes a 26' meteorological/flux tower and in-ground soil sensors. For observational field sampling, there are 30 tower base plots established in the tower's airshed, and 30 more distributed base plots, and several bird and mammal grids and tick and mosquito collection plots across the field site. Total data products planned for this site: 114
Last modified
2020-07-27 10:07:42


General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Year Established
Observed properties
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
NEON (HEAL)This site is a verified "NEON" member.
Caribou by the HEAL tower
Caribou by the HEAL tower
Mt. Healy to south
Mt. Healy to south
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: 63.87569 Longitude: -149.21334

Elevation (average)

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