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This year’s workshop is at Mountain Research Station, close to where the AmeriFlux Annual PI Meeting will take place in Golden CO, directly after this workshop. If you want to suggest a topic for the workshop, contact the organizers Sébastien Biraud (Tech) and Deb Agarwal (Data). Your suggestions are always very welcome! Update 7/19/16: No registration… More


Read how our AmeriFlux community contributed to this synthesis of data from 22 AmeriFlux towers. The authors write about responses of terrestrial ecosystems to extreme climate events (drought and heat), and the impact on the carbon cycle. This paper was just published in PNAS late April 2016 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1519620113). See LBNL feature story by Dan Krotz,… More


Updated 7/19/16:  Registration is open! The 2016 AmeriFlux Annual Principal Investigators Meeting takes place Wednesday evening, September 21, through Friday, September 23, 2016. All members of the AmeriFlux Community are welcome. Let’s celebrate the AmeriFlux Network’s 20th Anniversary! Place: Golden, Colorado—Denver West Marriott Hotel, about 35 miles from the Denver Airport. Registration:  $150 The meeting organizers Bill Munger,… More


Koen Hufkens shared his implementation of a toolbox focused on exploring and visualizing AmeriFlux site data. Please see his announcement and links to his original post and the AmerifluxR software package below. I recently finished a first iteration of AmerifluxR, a R toolbox for Ameriflux data exploration / visualization. A quick writeup can be found on… More


The AmeriFlux Portable Eddy Covariance System (PECS) is used to evaluate data quality at sites in the AmeriFlux network. The PECS is deployed side-by-side for short deployments (10-14 days). The current PECS was designed and built by Dave Billesbach. The Tech Team has two PECS which allows simultaneous deployments. The PECS may be operated in different configurations depending… More


Data shared through the AmeriFlux Network, and globally through FLUXNET, offer a unique tool to answering scientific questions across different spatial and temporal scales. This is only possible through the collective effort of individuals making measurements at their own sites, and taking extra effort to share the data. Enabling answers to these kinds of questions is motivation enough… More


Martin Beland (at Laval University, Canada) just sent us the white paper he co-wrote with Geoffrey Parker, David Harding, Chris Hopkinson, Laura Chasmer, and Alexander Antonarakis. Thanks from the community to the authors! See AmeriFlux Reports. “Our aim is to inform the AmeriFlux community on existing and upcoming LiDAR technologies (atmospheric Doppler or Raman LiDAR often deployed at flux… More


From the AmeriFlux-Community listserv. Thanks to Joydeep Bhattacharjee for asking, and David for this answer Joydeep: How do PIs across the network protect their equipment on towers against damage from lighting? David:  This question ought to unleash a flood of information and opinions, since lightning protection of sensitive instruments is a black art, similar to… More


What is Our Method?

(Dennis Baldocchi, author.) I have a new graduate student who is taking introductory classes with a diverse group of environmental science students. In their discussions, they are comparing how each one does their science. So in our weekly discussions, the question came back to me as to “What is our Method?” This is a good… More


Three AmeriFlux scientists were recent recipients of awards from the American Meteorological Society THE CLARENCE LEROY MEISINGER AWARD Ankur Desai For innovative contributions toward improving the observation and modeling of biosphere-atmosphere exchanges across a range of spatial and temporal scales. THE CHARLES E. ANDERSON AWARD José Fuentes For outstanding, sustained efforts to promote diversity in… More