Multiple instruments configured along a tram-like platform sense the tundra below and gather detailed data while traveling along a 50 meter transect. The high resolution information is more detailed than that gained by a satellite or by a meteorological station. Steven Oberbauer and Nathan Healey, Florida International University scientists, describe in detail the instruments and types of data they gather.
ITEX Biology — The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) Arctic Observing Network (AON) was started in the early 1990′s to study environmental change in the Arctic. Multiple instruments, configured along a tram-like platform, gather detailed 3D data about the tundra ecosystem below. The project establishes a baseline of high resolution... Read More >