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2014 AmeriFlux Data Managers Workshop

First AmeriFlux Data Managers Workshop – 2014

Feb 12-13, 2014, in Berkeley, California, USA


Andrew Suyker, University of Nebraska,

Benjamin Sulman, Indiana University,

Cove Sturtevant, UC Berkeley,

Dario Papale, University of Tuscia,

Deb Agarwal, LBNL,

Dennis Baldocchi, UC Berkeley,

Evan Goldman, Harvard University,

Gil Bohrer, Ohio State University,

Gilberto Pastorello, LBNL,

Holly Hughes, Woods Hole Research Center,

Hyojung Kwon, Oregon State University,

Jeff Delaroy, University of Kansas,

Joseph Verfaillie, UC Berkeley,

Ke Xu, University of Wisconsin Madison,

Laurie Koteen, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources,

Margaret Torn, LBNL,

Marilyn Saarni, LBNL,

Misha Krassovski, ORNL, CDIAC,

Peter Blanken, University of Colorado,

Randy Lefevre, University of New Mexico,

Ross Bryant,

Sean Burns, University of Colorado,

Simone Sabbatini, Unitus DIBAF,

Siyan Ma, UC Berkeley,

Tyler Roman, Indiana University,


AmeriFluxMP Status, Services and Operation – Margaret Torn

Overview of the AmeriFlux Data Processing and Management System – Deb Agarwal

AmeriFlux site representatives present their sites

Howland Forest – Holly Hughes

Niwot Ridge Subalpine Forest – Peter Blanken and Sean Burns

Harvard Forest – Evan Goldman

Morgan Monroe State Forest – Tyler Roman and Benjamin Sulman

Thirteen years flux observations at Tonzi (US-Ton) and Vaira (US-Var) – Siyan Ma

CA Delta Sites – Cove Sturtevant

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Flux Network – Laurie Koteen

Maize-based Agricultural Ecosystems – Andrew Suyker

Chequamegon Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (ChEAS) – Ke Xu

New Mexico Elevation Gradient (NMEG) – Randy Lefevre

Description of what we do with the initial QA/QC and Data Processing QA/QC – Gilberto Pastorello, Misha Krassovski and Dario Papale

Data Management best practices – tutorial and discussion – Gilberto Pastorello and Deb Agarwal


8:00am Ancillary data and metadata (what they are, and their importance) – Dario Papale
8:30am The BADM and how to enter data – Deb Agarwal
9:00am Presentation of the current consolidated sheets for immediate feedback – Deb Agarwal and Dario Papale
9:30am Break – light refreshments
10:00am Site_General_Info update campaign – Deb Agarwal and Dario Papale
11:00am Disturbance Information campaign – Deb Agarwal and Dario Papale
12:00pm Working Lunch – continue with BADM updates and corrections
1:30pm Vegetation or soil information campaign – Deb Agarwal and Dario Papale
2:00pm Instrument metadata collection for all levels of the processing and QA/QC – Sebastien Biraud, Gilberto Pastorello, and Deb Agarwal
3:00pm Instrument data collection campaign – Sebastien Biraud and Deb Agarwal
3:45pm Break – light refreshments
4:00pm High-frequency data archiving and processing – Gilberto Pastorello and Deb Agarwal
5:00pm Adjourn