1. Contrasting long-term temperature trends reveal minor changes in projected potential evapotranspiration in the US Midwest By Bruno Basso et al. (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21763-7) “From historical summer climate trends of the Midwest, U.S., the authors found a net decrease in atmospheric dryness (VPD) and potential evapotranspiration, suggesting that crop water deficits have likely become less frequent… More

Dear AmeriFlux community, We are launching a “mini-Review” series as part of the AmeriFlux Year of Water. In this short monthly review, we list and provide a brief introduction of recent papers that cover “water fluxes” and leverage AmeriFlux/FLUXNET data and other variety of techniques (e.g., field measurements, remote sensing, modeling, or theories). Through this… 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