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McLennan-01 Project Profile
  (updated 02-Mar-2016)
Project Title:CHARS Experimental and Reference Area (ERA)
Project Lead: Donald McLennan, Polar Knowledge Canada
Project Funding: POLAR
Project Type:Partner -- joined ABoVE in 2015
Abstract: In the immediate area of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) and the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, an Experimental and Reference Area (ERA) has been proposed as a place where scientists using the CHARS facility can conduct detailed research on marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems in a safe and supported environment near the Statio ... [more]
ABoVE Science Questions
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Permafrost
  • Hydrologic System
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Carbon Pools
ABoVE Science Objectives: Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Permafrost Vulnerability / Resilience
  • Microbes, Plants, Animal Interactions
  • Vegetation, hydrology, disturbance interactions
  • Snow Impacts
  • Vegetation Greening and Browning
  • Controls on Carbon Biogeochemistry
  • Changes to Fish and Wildlife Habitat
ABoVE Science Objectives: Ecosystem Services
  • Subsistence
  • Land Management
  • Climate Regulation
  • Ecosystem Services Interactions
ABoVE Disciplinary Theme
  • Vegetation Dynamics and Distribution
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Project URL(s): http://above.nasa.gov/Documents/CHARS_Science_Summary_June_2015_DRAFT.pdf
 
Research
Contributions:
Status: In-Progress Date When Available: 2017-12-01
Product Title:  Baseline data for CHARS, including geo-referenced digital photographs, geo-referenced high-definition videos, ground plots with soil, ecosystem and vegetation data sets
Description:  Baseline data for scientific research performed through CHARS will include:
- Terrestrial ecosystem data from the Central Canadian Arctic (GPS waypoints, geo-referenced
digital photographs, geo-referenced high-definition videos, ground plots with soil, ecosystem
and vegetation data).
- Data on the flora and plant species of the Central Canadian Arctic (checklists and plant
collections).
- Data on arthropods and insects in southeastern Victoria Island (quantitative and qualitative
data, arthropod collections).
- Data on muskoxen parasites and their intermediate hosts (gastropods).
- Data on migratory birds from Cambridge Bay and Elu Inlet area.
- Wildlife data from Elu Inlet area.
- Bathymetry of the east end of Cambridge Bay.
- Freshwater data from lakes and streams in the Greiner Lake Watershed.
- Marine sampling data, including CTD, from CHARS ERA.
- Baseline oceanographic data from Dease Strait and western Queen Maud Gulf
- SPOT5 and SPOT6 panchromatic and multispectral satellite imagery of the Cambridge Bay area
and eastern Kent Peninsula.
- Data related to renewable energy in Cambridge Bay (wind and solar).
- Contaminant data from Cambridge Bay’s water treatment system
Expected Users:  Arctic researchers
Metadata URL(s):
Data Server URL(s):

https://www.polardata.ca/
Archived Data Citation:  CHARS has an agreement in place with Polar Data Catalogue (PDC; https://www.polardata.ca/) for

storage and management of data produced by scientific research performed through CHARS.

 
Publications: None provided.
Archived Data Citations: CHARS has an agreement in place with Polar Data Catalogue (PDC; https://www.polardata.ca/) for storage and management of data produced by scientific research performed through CHARS.



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