Ecological Archives E084-087-A1

Helen M. Quested, J. Hans C. Cornelissen, Malcolm C. Press, Terry V. Callaghan, Rien Aerts, Frank Trosien, Petra Riemann, Dylan Gwynn-Jones, Alexandra Kondratchuk, and Sven E, Jonasson. 2003. Decomposition of sub-arctic plants with differing nitrogen economies: a functional role for hemiparasites. Ecology 84:3209–3221.

Appendix A. Climate data for the growing seasons (June, July, and August) of 1998 and 1999, and for the whole incubation period (October–September) for litter buried in 1998 and 1999.

 
Air temperature (C)
Soil temperature (C) -5cm
Total precipitation (mm)
June–August 1998
10.2
8.2
148.2
June–August 1999
9.5
7.5
174.7
June–August (5 year mean)
9.7
8.6
107.1
October 1998–September 1999
-1.3
1.2
337.7
October 1999–September 2000
0.6
2.4
423.9
October–September (5 year mean)
-0.7
2.0
294.5

   Notes: The mean values for these parameters over the five years previous to the start of the experiment are given for comparison. Source: Abisko Scientific Research Station (Abisko, Sweden).



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