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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment


ABoVE Concise Experiment Plan

Referenced on page A.4-4 in NASA Research Announcement for Terrestrial Ecology: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment – Phase 3 NNH21ZDA001N-TE

The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Science Definition Team completed the ABoVE Concise Experiment Plan. This report refined the science questions and rationale for ABoVE, posed a next tier of science questions, and laid out a top-level study design. The study design defined the ABoVE study domain and research areas, identified the types of studies and observations needed to address the ABoVE science questions, and provided guidance for study implementation.

Download the pdf, or access it on the ORNL DAAC here:

ABOVE SCIENCE DEFINITION TEAM. 2014. A Concise Experiment Plan for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. DOI: 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1617

ABoVE Implementation Plan: The Phase 1b Science Team and the CCE Office created the Implementation Plan in 2016. The Implementation plan reflects the evolution of the structure and operations of the ABoVE campaign. Find the implementation plan here.