Releases of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from thawing permafrost are expected to be among the largest feedbacks to climate from arctic ecosystems. However, the current net carbon (C) balance of terrestrial arctic ecosystems is unknown. Recent studies suggest that these ecosystems are sources, sinks, or approximately in balance at present…. More
While many people in the AmeriFlux community may be familiar with rice and methane emissions, most are usually surprised by the connection rice has to the state of Arkansas, which accounts for about half of U.S. rice production. Rice fields in Arkansas are concentrated in the eastern part of the state on the Mississippi River’s… More
Networks of remotely monitored research sites are increasingly the tool used to study regional agricultural impacts on carbon and water fluxes. However, key national networks such as the National Ecological Observatory Network and AmeriFlux lack contributions from the Lower Mississippi River Basin (LMRB), a highly productive agricultural area with opportunities for soil carbon sequestration through… More
The AmeriFlux Tech Team has completed another successful site visit season. Nine (9) site visits were completed.