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A reminder that June 9, 2017, midnight EDT, is the deadline to submit your article for the Special AmeriFlux 20th Anniversary Issue in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Guest Editors are Ken Davis, Trevor Keenan, Kim Novick, and Margaret Torn. Visit this page to submit. To make sure that Ag and Forest Met routes your submission to the AmeriFlux… More

Updated May 24, 2017 to include response from Campbell Scientific (see bottom of post).  Across FLUXNET, CO2 fluxes between ecosystems and the atmosphere are measured using various open- and closed-path gas analyzers. A few years ago, Campbell Scientific introduced new open-path CO2/H2O gas analyzers (IRGA; EC150 and IRGASON), thus, further diversifying the choices for eddy covariance… More

The Joint AmeriFlux-NACP PI Meeting is next week—March 27–30, in North Bethesda MD. The agenda is full of highly relevant talks and posters for AmeriFlux researchers, but we want to call your attention to two events in particular. (1) Tuesday evening 3/28 , 7pm, room White Oak A: The AmeriFlux Community Meeting. We have a packed agenda that includes… More

Double whammy for January 11: abstracts due for both NACP/AmeriFlux and EGU2017 meetings. Deadlines for these two important meetings: NACP/AmeriFlux PI Joint Meeting REVISED TO >> Jan 11 — Talk and Poster Abstracts Jan 11 — Student Travel Request Feb 27 — NASA only NTCS Registration Mar 12 — Hotel Room Block—lodging reduced rate Mar… More

The AmeriFlux Tech Team has completed another successful site visit season. This year, eight (8) site visits were completed. Here are a few images from the site visits. The Tech Team is planning for the 2017 site visit season. If you would like to learn more about site visits and what to expect, please see our… More

Michael Benson, site manager at Morgan Monroe State Forest (US-MMS), notified the Tech Team of an important safety bulletin that affects many AmeriFlux tower workers. Some ladder safety system sleeves, model Lad-Saf, sold by Capitol Safety under the DBI-SALA brand are affected. Please view the full notice and contact the manufacturer if appropriate.  Thanks Michael!

From our guest author, Dario Papale I’m happy to announce in name of the whole FLUXNET2015 Team that the new and last update of the FLUXNET2015 dataset has been released. To download, go to: http://fluxnet.fluxdata.org You will find also the list of changes in respect to the previous version, in particular, the 47 new sites and… More

As 2016 comes to a close, we’ll celebrate AmeriFlux’s 20th Anniversary at AGU’s Fall Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco.  This year AmeriFlux will have a town hall (hear all the news!) and three special sessions (catch up on all the science!), all on Thursday, December 15! Session B41B —Thursday, 15 December 2016, 8:00am –… More

I am pleased to announce the AmeriFlux 20th Anniversary Special Issue in the journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Manuscripts are solicited from across the broad spectrum of research using flux data or flux sites. We are particularly interested in studies that examine linkages among ecosystem processes and the environment, test innovative observational and analytical approaches, or… More

  We are conducting  a pilot study to evaluate methods for the estimations of aerodynamic roughness parameters (i.e., roughness length (z0), zero plane displacement height (d)) from single-level eddy covariance measurements. Results will guide development for future AmeriFlux and FLUXNET datasets.  Thanks to the flux community, most required variables are available through the AmeriFlux database (e.g., wind speed (WS),… More