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U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2006–1291, v. 1.1

USGS Soil Carbon Research

Soil Data from a Moderately Well and Somewhat Poorly Drained Fire Chronosequence near Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

By K.L. Manies, J.W. Harden, Hugo Veldhuis, and Sue Trumbore

2006, revised 2012

small map showing study area in northwestern Manatoba
The location of the FIRES-ExB sites. Years listed represent when the stand last burned. Landsat ETM image courtesy of B. Bond-Lamberty (from figure 1)

The U.S. Geological Survey project Fate of Carbon in Alaskan Landscapes (FOCAL) is studying the effect of fire and soil drainage on soil carbon storage in the boreal forest. As such this group was invited to be a part of a NSF-funded project (Fire, Ecosystem and Succession - Experiment Boreal or FIRES-ExB) to study the carbon balance of sites that varied in age (time since fire) and soil drainage in the Thompson, Manitoba, Canada region. This report describes the location of our FIRES-ExB sampling sites as well as the procedures used to describe, sample, and analyze the soils. This report also contains data tables with sample related information including, but not limited to, field descriptions, bulk density, particle size distribution, moisture content, carbon (C) concentration, nitrogen (N) concentration, isotopic data for C, and major, minor and trace elemental concentration.

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Go to the data folder. This folder contains the five data tables each in three different file formats. The folder also contains PDFs that give the file and site descriptions (1.9 MB total).


For questions about the content of this report, contact Kristen Manies.

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