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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AmeriFlux’s Year of Methane (Fall 2018–2020—COVID extended the time) is coming to a close as the next theme, Year of Water Fluxes, moves to center stage. The Year of Methane has been a success, drawing attention to methane flux science, promoting the need for new sites in more diverse geographic locations and ecosystems, building support… 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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Professor Jim Shuttleworth sadly passed away on Sunday 20 December, surrounded by his family. Jim was a pioneer in the field of hydrometeorology and best known for his innovative contributions to our understanding of evaporation. After finishing a PhD in high energy nuclear physics at the University of Manchester in 1971 Jim joined the Institute… More

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Sessions Proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED until APRIL 23, 2020 !  We are now accepting proposals for Fall Meeting 2020, including Innovative Sessions, a new format inspired by programming at 2019’s Centennial Central. Due to COVID-19, AGU has extended the deadline until Thursday, 23 April 2020. If you have any questions, please contact AGU’s Scientific Program Team…. More

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Thanks to all who attended the 2018 AmeriFlux Data-Tech Workshop and PI Meeting in Bloomington, Indiana. A special thanks to Kim Novick and team for their outstanding hospitality. All of you contributed to making these events a great success. Presentations available now! The AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshop presentations are now available. The 2018 AmeriFlux… More

Guest blog!  The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AppEEARS) is an online web application that lets users access and visualize geospatial data from various federal data archives, simply and efficiently. Let’s highlight an example of a simple AppEEARS point sample request for 25 Ameriflux sites located across Canada. We select sites listed… More

On behalf of co-authors Sara Knox, Rob Jackson, and Ben Poulter Inviting the entire flux community to participate! Take the survey. As part of a recent Global Carbon Project methane budget activity funded by the Moore Foundation, we are organizing the collection and aggregation of global CH4 data from the flux tower community in coordination with… More