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Tower_team:
PI: Dennis Baldocchi Baldocchi@berkeley.edu - University of California, Berkeley
AncContact: Joe Verfaillie jverfail@berkeley.edu - University of California, Berkeley
FluxContact: Siyan Ma syma@berkeley.edu - University of California, Berkeley
Lat, Long: 38.4133, -120.9507
Elevation(m): 129
Network Affiliations: AmeriFlux
Vegetation IGBP: GRA (Grasslands)
Climate Koeppen: Csa (Mediterranean: mild with dry, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temp (°C): 15.8
Mean Annual Precip. (mm): 559
Flux Species Measured: CO2
Years Data Collected: AmeriFlux: 2000 - Present
Description:
Located in the lower foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on privately owned land, the Vaira Ranch site is classified as a grassland dominated by C3 ...
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URL: http://nature.berkeley.edu/biometlab/sites.php?tab=US-Var
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The research approach of the University of California, Berkeley Biometeorology Laboratory involves the coordinated use of experimental measurements and ...
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Acknowledgment: This research was supported in part by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER63638
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  • This research was supported in part by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER63638

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ORNL DAAC. 2008. MODIS Collection 5 Fixed Sites Subsetting and Visualization Tool. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1251

Read more on how to cite these MODIS images. Data come from NASA’s MODIS instruments installed on satellites Terra and Aqua, which scan the entire Earth’s surface every one to two days.

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2015 Dennis Baldocchi, Cove Sturtevant (2015) Does day and night sampling reduce spurious correlation between canopy photosynthesis and ecosystem respiration?, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 207, 117-126.
2006 Kim, J., Guo, Q., Baldocchi, D., Leclerc, M., Xu, L., Schmid, H. (2006) Upscaling Fluxes From Tower To Landscape: Overlaying Flux Footprints On High-Resolution (IKONOS) Images Of Vegetation Cover, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 136(3-4), 132-146.
2005 Sims, D. A., Rahman, A. F., Cordova, V. D., Baldocchi, D. D., Flanagan, L. B., Goldstein, A. H., Hollinger, D. Y., Misson, L., Monson, R. K., Schmid, H. P., Wofsy, S. C., Xu, L. (2005) Midday Values Of Gross CO2 Flux And Light Use Efficiency During Satellite Overpasses Can Be Used To Directly Estimate Eight-Day Mean Flux, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 131(1-2), 1-12.
2012 Grant, R., Baldocchi, D., Ma, S. (2012) Ecological Controls On Net Ecosystem Productivity Of A Seasonally Dry Annual Grassland Under Current And Future Climates: Modelling With Ecosys, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 152, 189-200.
2004 Xu, L., Baldocchi, D. D. (2004) Seasonal Variation In Carbon Dioxide Exchange Over A Mediterranean Annual Grassland In California, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 123(1-2), 79-96.
2004 Baldocchi, D. D., Xu, L., Kiang, N. (2004) How Plant Functional-Type, Weather, Seasonal Drought, And Soil Physical Properties Alter Water And Energy Fluxes Of An Oak–Grass Savanna And An Annual Grassland, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 123(1-2), 13-39.
2007 Ma, S., Baldocchi, D. D., Xu, L., Hehn, T. (2007) Inter-Annual Variability In Carbon Dioxide Exchange Of An Oak/Grass Savanna And Open Grassland In California, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 147(3-4), 157-171.
2005 Gu, L., Falge, E. M., Boden, T., Baldocchi, D. D., Black, T., Saleska, S. R., Suni, T., Verma, S. B., Vesala, T., Wofsy, S. C., Xu, L. (2005) Objective Threshold Determination For Nighttime Eddy Flux Filtering, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 128(3-4), 179-197.
2008 Ryu, Y, Baldoicchi, D. D., Ma, S., Hehn, T. (2008) Interannual Variability Of Evapotranspiration And Energy Exchange Over An Annual Grassland In California, Journal Of Geophysical Research, 113(D09104), n/a-n/a.
2004 Xu, L., Baldocchi, D. D., Tang, J. (2004) How Soil Moisture, Rain Pulses, And Growth Alter The Response Of Ecosystem Respiration To Temperature, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18(4), n/a-n/a.
2016 Wolf, S., Keenan, T.F., Fisher, J.B., Baldocchi, D.D., Desai, A.R., Richardson, A.D., Scott, R.L., Law, B.E., Litvak, M.E., Brunsell, N.A., Peters, W., van der Laan-Luijkx, I.T. (2016) Warm spring reduced carbon cycle impact of the 2012 US summer drought, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(21), 5880-5885.
2016 Ma, S, Baldocchi, D.D., Wolf, S., Verfaillie, J. (2016) Slow ecosystem responses conditionally regulate annual carbon balance over 15 years in Californian oak-grass savanna, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 252-264.

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