AmeriFlux means a diversity of ecosystems, but also of people and personal narratives. Today, on the second Thursday in July, our Mexican members observe Día del Árbol (Arbor Day). What a great opportunity to meet a few of the talented, innovative women who work at AmeriFlux sites across the Americas! AmeriFlux owes its success to… More
The AmeriFlux network – with its ever growing availability of surface flux measurements – has contributed to important advancements in our understanding of biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Most studies have investigated ecosystem responses to meteorological or environmental drivers and have only rarely included feedbacks between land surface processes, atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, and the free troposphere. Currently,… More
We are excited to announce two new monthly webinar series created for members of the AmeriFlux and FLUXNET communities: The AmeriFlux Management Project Webinar Series, and the FLUXNET Early Career Webinar Series. The FLUXNET Early Career Network series focuses on the science being realized with eddy-covariance observations around the world. It kicks off this Friday,… More
Due to COVID-19, the entire AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP) has been working from home since March 16 following shelter-in-place orders from public health authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read about how we are adapting.
To capture the spring release of greenhouse gasses from bog lakes, a team of intrepid UW-Madison researchers installed eddy covariance buoys on two frozen bog lakes in northern Wisconsin in March. These buoys provided under the loaner instrument program (LI-7700) by the AmeriFlux Management Project for the AmeriFlux Year of Methane are continually measuring carbon dioxide and methane fluxes and will continue doing so as ice melts and as the buoys settle into their summer home on the open water.
UPDATE: (9th April 2020) Abstract submission to ICOS Science Conference extended due to COVID-19 pandemic-virtual event a possibility Due to the current situation, the deadline to submit abstracts has been extended until Monday 11th of May 13:00 CEST. Please submit your abstract through ICOS webpages: www.icos-cp.eu/sc2020/abstract-submission We welcome and encourage everyone to submit abstracts and… More
Dec 7-8 2019 The Coastal Carbon Research Coordination Network (CCRCN) held its second working group workshop this past December at NASA’s AMES Research Center in Mountain View, CA hosted by the US Geological Survey. This year’s working group is focused on improving predictions of methane emissions from coastal wetlands. Specifically, we aim to compile all… More
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