The Rosemount AmeriFlux sites are located at the University of Minnesota, Rosemount Research and Outreach Center (RROC) – a 3,500 acre research farm (https://rroc.cfans.umn.edu/). Our eddy covariance sites were established in conventional corn/soy systems in the early 2000s to assess the long-term carbon balance of agricultural systems and to evaluate if practical strategies (i.e. cover… More

Thank you for attending the 2021 AmeriFlux Annual Meeting! All of you made possible a wonderful 3 day conference, in which we enjoyed catching up with colleagues, meeting new ones, and brainstorm new directions for high impact science around eddy covariance fluxes. We’d like to thank the speakers, panelists, breakout leads, poster presenters, and everyone… More

Congratulations to the several AmeriFlux community members who have been awarded DOE funding for eddy-covariance flux research! In total, $11 million in funding was announced “to Study Critical Ecosystems and Improve Climate and Earth System Modeling.” Notably, three of the PIs benefitted from the AmeriFlux support through the AmeriFlux Rapid-Response Flux System (RRS) program, the… More

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Natural climate solutions (NCS) refer to a variety of land conservation and restoration actions that increase carbon storage (or reduce greenhouse gas emissions) in forests and agricultural operations (Fargione et al., 2018; Griscom et al., 2017). Reforestation, extending forest harvest intervals, and avoiding conversion of forests to other uses are all important natural climate solutions…. More

On June 10 and 11, almost 300 scientists participated in the Land-Atmosphere Interactions 2021 Workshop, “Improving understanding of land-atmosphere interactions through integration of surface flux and atmospheric boundary layer measurements.” The workshop was organized in conjunction with the AmeriFlux Year of Water Fluxes, and in collaboration with, and community representation from, DOE’s ARM User Facility,… More

The AmeriFlux Theme Year of Water Fluxes was officially launched on March 21, 2021 and has inspired a flood of community activities. Read on to find out what’s going on and how you can get involved! Rewatch: Let water cycle science wash over you Two exciting events convened the community virtually already. The Early Career… More

Please save the date for this year’s AmeriFlux Annual Meeting: Sept 20-22 2021. Once again, we will host the meeting fully online. Given the turmoil of the past year, we thought the theme ‘Reflect | Connect: AmeriFlux in 2021’ appropriate, and look forward to connecting with you all this Fall. There will be no registration or… More

We learned with great sadness that Nobel laureate Paul J. Crutzen passed away on January 28. His work on the decomposition of ozone in the atmosphere not only earned him a share of the Nobel Prize in 1995, but is an impressive example of evidence-based, scientific advocacy directly shaping policy. The ban on chlorofluorocarbon compounds… More

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