This post was authored by Camilo Rey-Sanchez (current PostDoc at UC Berkeley, Biomet Lab) for the AmeriFlux Year of Methane. If you have done chamber measurements of methane (CH4) flux in wetlands, you have probably noticed a high spatial heterogeneity in your data. If you are lucky, you have gone further to identify certain… More

The soil-to-atmosphere CO2 flux – or soil respiration – is one of the largest carbon fluxes in the earth system. An increasing number of continuous measurements have been made over the last 25 years; these data are an invaluable resource for probing the sensitivities of respiration and the carbon cycle more generally. AmeriFlux is excited… More

AmeriFlux showcased the Year of Methane action year at the 2019 Annual Meeting with an oral session, methane posters, and three methane breakout discussions. Ruminants, Forests, and Wetland Management The Year of Methane talks illustrated the variety of new directions enabled by methane flux measurement. Dave Hollinger, a Forest Service research scientist, gave the invited… More

The Pantanal is located in central South America, and is the largest continuous wetland in the world, covering a total flooding area of approximately 160,000 km2. Pantanal hydrology is highly seasonal, with peak flooding typically occurring in March in the northern part of the Pantanal and end of July in the southern part of the… More

Flux-met data Format QA/QC is fully automated. Instead of receiving feedback within a business day, uploaders will now receive Format QA/QC results shortly after uploading flux-met data on the AmeriFlux website. Keep the feedback coming! The AmeriFlux Data Team will solicit feedback about Format QA/QC automation described in this post at the annual AmeriFlux meeting… More

Over the past decades, the eddy covariance (EC) community has clearly demonstrated the power of networks; regional networks and FLUXNET have shown us that combining data across multiple sites creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. The FLUXNET database has been used extensively to evaluate satellite measurements, inform Earth system… More

This year, the AmeriFlux Annual Meeting and Early Career Workshop are being held on Tuesday, September 17th – Thursday, September 19th, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado, at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel. In a break from previous years, we have decided to hold the AmeriFlux Data/Tech Workshop separately and, with a new focus on inclusivity and… More