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The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine is a whole-ecosystem chemical manipulation initiated in 1987 to study the effects of acid deposition on forests and surface waters. The focus of this research was to understand the biogeochemical response of watersheds with emphasis on chemistry and hydrology. In 2001 a program was initiated to provide more detailed measurements of temperature and moisture to examine critical linkages amongst chemical, biological, and physical processes that ultimately work together to define ecosystem function. The purpose of this publication is to provide data from the initial phase of soil temperature, air temperature, and soil moisture measurements at the site. In addition, the authors have incorporated aspects of relevant precipitation and streamflow characteristics available for the full project period.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Bear Brook Watershed, watershed ecology, forest ecology, air pollution, acid deposition
Atmospheric Sciences | Biogeochemistry | Environmental Monitoring | Forest Biology | Fresh Water Studies | Soil Science
Fernandez, I.J., J.E. Karem, S.A. Norton, and L.E. Rustad. 2007. Temperature, soil moisture, and streamflow at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM). Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 196