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Soil respiration and climate data from El Tallonal in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (2011-2014)
Gutiérrez del Arroyo, Omar; Wood, Tana E.;
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Gutiérrez del Arroyo, Omar; Wood, Tana E. 2020. Soil respiration and climate data from El Tallonal in Arecibo, Puerto Rico (2011-2014). Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive.
This data publication contains hourly measurements of soil respiration and climatic variables in the air and soil collected from 2011 to 2014 in a private forest reserve ("El Tallonal") in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. We measured hourly soil respiration from March 2011 until April 2014 using a Li-Cor LI-8100 infrared gas analyzer, along with an 8150 multiplexer system connected to six automated chambers (Long-Term Chamber 8100-104, Li-Cor Biosciences, Lincoln NE, USA). From November 2012 until April 2014, we collected hourly data from six soil temperature sensors at 5 centimeter (cm) depth and six volumetric soil moisture sensors from 0 cm to 10 cm depth, each within 0.5 meter (m) distance of each soil respiration chamber (TMC-50HD; S-SMD-M005; Onset Computer Corporation, Bourne, MA, USA). Additionally, from January 2013 until April 2014, a 25-m scaffolding tower on-site was equipped with sensors measuring hourly canopy air temperature, relative humidity (RH), and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) (S-THB-M002; S-LIA-M003; Onset Computer Corporation, Bourne, MA, USA). In summary, our observational dataset is comprised of approximately 3 years of hourly soil respiration data, as well as approximately concurrent one-year measurements of hourly soil and canopy climate data.

soil respiration; soil temperature; soil moisture; tropical forests; biota; climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere; Forest & Plant Health; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Puerto Rico; El Tallonal Forest Reserve; Arecibo
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