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.

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

AmeriFlux scientists will join the greater Earth science community next week for the American Geophysical Union 2019 Fall meeting in San Francisco. This years meeting is historic as it marks the AGU centennial. AmeriFlux and the FLUXNET Early Career Network will be holding events during the week and the Early Career Organizers have provided a… 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

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

North of Boston lies the Great Marsh, the largest remaining complex of salt marshes in New England. Here, the Plum Island Ecosystems LTER is studying long-term changes in coastal ecosystems, particularly those due to an acceleration in sea level rise. In contrast to most southern marshes, the Great Marsh is currently dominated by Spartina patens… More