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
How Ameriflux Helped Determine the Impact of the 2012 U.S. Drought on the Carbon Cycle
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AmeriFlux Annual Meeting – Sept 2016
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Koen Hufkens shares new tool for exploring and visualizing AmeriFlux data
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Save the Date! The 2016 AmeriFlux Annual Principal Investigators Meeting takes place Wednesday noon, September 21, through Friday, September 23, 2016. All members of the AmeriFlux Community are welcome. Place: Golden, Colorado—about 40 miles from the Denver Airport. Meeting organizers Bill Munger and Margaret Torn are seeking more co-organizers. Please contact either of them to volunteer…. 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
The AmeriFlux Tech Team has completed another successful site visit season. Nine (9) site visits were completed.
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
Dennis Baldocchi recommends reading: Guan, K. et al., 2015. Improving the monitoring of crop productivity using spaceborne solar-induced fluorescence. Global Change Biology: DOI:10.1111/gcb.13136
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
(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
Several activities at AGU Fall 2015 for members of the AmeriFlux Community. Especially fun for this year: AmeriFlux Town Hall to kick off the AmeriFlux Network’s 20th Anniversary! That’s on Thursday, Dec 17, 12:30 – 1:30PM, Moscow West – 2004. Send info on sessions and activities to include in list below to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll also… More