Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 7, 223–234, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-7-223-2018
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 7, 223–234, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-7-223-2018

Research article 31 Jul 2018

Research article | 31 Jul 2018

Links between annual surface temperature variation and land cover heterogeneity for a boreal forest as characterized by continuous, fibre-optic DTS monitoring

Kazuyuki Saito et al.

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A DTS system, using fibre-optic cables as a temperature sensor, measured surface and subsurface temperatures at a boreal forest underlain by permafrost in the interior of Alaska for 2 years every 30 min at 0.5-metre intervals along 2.7 km to monitor the daily and seasonal temperature changes, whose temperature ranges between −40 ºC in winter and 30 ºC in summer. This instrumentation illustrated characteristics of temperature variations and snow pack dynamics under different land cover types.