Every spring on the Sevilleta grasslands (elevation 5000 ft), strong northeast winds blow the tumbleweeds down the Rio Grande valley. The tumbleweeds stick to anything that stands out—like the AmeriFlux 3-meter flux tower, US-Seg. Jonathan Furst, photographer and NMEG research scientist, deals with them every year after the seasonal die-off. “They stick to each other. They’re covered with… More
Photo story: Tumbleweeds at AmeriFlux Tower US-Seg
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AmeriFlux World Cafe 2015: Summary
At the 2015 Ameriflux Principal Investigators Meeting in Washington DC, 35 More
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Good metadata management is especially important when data are shared across a large community. Therefore, AmeriFlux is encouraging all sites to fill out an instrument operations (Instrument_Ops) BADM template within the next three months. Both instrument BADM templates have recently been updated: The updated Instrument_Ops template is designed for the submission of basic instrument operations… More
At the 2015 Ameriflux Principal Investigators Meeting in Washington DC, 35 people participated in a World Cafe session to brainstorm about the Next Big Ideas in climate research. Below are listed the primary themes that emerged from discussions. Tables Three rounds of discussion were held at each table. At the end, participants used dots to indicate favorable… More
At the 2015 AmeriFlux PI Meeting in Washington DC, Tim Morin demonstrated the use of his portable LIDAR gear.
This year’s AmeriFlux PI Meeting (January 29-30, 2015) was held jointly with the NACP PI Meeting. We had 128 registered participants, 48 posters, 3 vendors, 11 science talks, 6 breakout topics, a world cafe, a LIDAR demo (indoors—it was snowing outside), an “AmeriFlux Issues” hour, a “Doctor is In” booth, and an “Early Career Scientists”… More
Guest blog by David Moore, who organizes this annual course, with the help of many others. Fluxcourse 2015 – 8th annual summer course in flux measurements and advanced modeling We will be running the annual Fluxcourse this year July 20-31 2015. We plan to hold it at the Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station once more, with the help… More
Now posted in our Resources, the white paper, “An AmeriFlux network perspective on urban and managed systems,” brings together expertise of the AmeriFlux community to identify gaps and offer recommendations to improve understanding of human-dominated and managed landscapes. It provides a brief review of socioeconomic, energy, water, ecological, and biogeochemical aspects of human-dominated ecosystems, and highlights… More
Congratulations to Beverly Law, who was honored as 2014 AGU Fellow yesterday at a ceremony during AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California!. This honor is in recognition of her pioneering contributions integrating flux measurements, remote sensing, and ecosystem models from regional to global scales. Bev Law is well known to the AmeriFlux community, where she has… More
Safely buckled up: Chad Hanson, Sébastien Biraud and Stephen Chan at the Wind River Site. Photographer: Matthew Schroeder, Wind River site staff. Check out the AmeriFlux Safety page. You can view any of the online Safety Training offerings listed. If you want to get an email confirmation that you’ve completed a training module, just provide… More
Check out the new white paper on belowground carbon cycling at AmeriFlux sites, contributed by Karis McFarlane (LLNL), Adrien Finzi (Boston U), Luke Nave (U Michigan-UMBS) and Jim Tang (MBL). The authors and the community are interested in your thoughts on this topic, so your comments are invited! Belowground carbon dynamics are fundamental to AmeriFlux… More
Dennis viewing flux data at his AmeriFlux site at Sherman Island (US-Snd). I have just stepped down as editor in chief of JGR Biogeosciences. After having handled over a 1000 papers many trends have emerged regarding the quality of papers, the expectations of referees and seeing what published papers become more successful than others. Much… More
Contributed by guest blogger Daniel Stover, Program Manager, Terrestrial Ecosystem Sciences. In the fall of 2014, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science rolled out a statement on Digital Data Management. This statement provides a foundation for more specific data management requirements from individual programs within the Office of Science. The Office of Science statement… More