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A new dataset of soil Carbon and Nitrogen stocks and profiles from an instrumented Greenlandic fen designed to evaluate land-surface models

Xavier Morel1, Birger Ulf Hansen2, Christine Delire1, Per Lennart Ambus2, Mikhail Mastepanov3,4, and Bertrand Decharme1 Xavier Morel et al.
  • 1CNRM UMR 3589, Meteo-France/CNRS, Toulouse, France
  • 2Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 3Departement of Biosciences, Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 4Oulanka research station, University of Oulu, Finland

Abstract. Arctic and boreal peatlands play a major role in the global carbon (C) cycle. They are particularly efficient at sequestering carbon due to their high-water content which makes primary productivity exceed decomposition rates. Though, their future in a climate-change context is quite uncertain in terms of carbon emissions and carbon sequestration.

Nuuk-fen site is a well-instrumented greenlandic site of particular interest for testing and validating land-surface models with monitoring of soil physical variables and greenhouse gas fluxes (CH4 and CO2). But knowledge of soil carbon stocks and profiles is missing. This is a crucial shortcoming for a complete evaluation of models, as soil carbon is one of the primary drivers of CH4 and CO2 soil emissions. To tackle this issue, we measured for the first time soil carbon and nitrogen density, profiles and stocks in the Nuuk peatland, at the exact location of fluxes monitoring. Measurements were made along two transects. Measurements horizontal resolution is 5 meter, vertical resolution ranges from 5 to 10 cm. Mean soil carbon density is 50.2 kgC.m−3. These new data are in the range of those encountered in other arctic peatlands. This new dataset can contribute to further develop joint modelisation of greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon in land-surface models. The dataset is open-access and available at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.909899 (Morel et al., 2019b).

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Nuuk-fen site is a well-instrumented greenlandic site where soil physical variables and greenhouse gas fluxes are monitored. But knowledge of soil carbon stocks and profiles is missing. This is a crucial shortcoming for a complete evaluation of models. We measured for the first time soil carbon and nitrogen density, profiles and stocks in the Nuuk peatland. This new dataset can contribute to further develop joint modelisation of greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon in land-surface models.
Nuuk-fen site is a well-instrumented greenlandic site where soil physical variables and...
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