2015 AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshop

2015 AmeriFlux Data and Tech Workshop, Berkeley CA

Wednesday-Friday, March 18–20, 2015 • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cafeteria – Perseverance Hall, Rooms 130-130B

Where the AMP team and AmeriFlux data managers share information and best practices.  Participants will have opportunities for hands-on practice and tutorials on data handling, and best practices in using instrumentation.

Organizers:  Deb Agarwal (LBNL), Dario Papale (University of Tuscia), Margaret Torn (LBNL), Gilberto Pastorello (LBNL), Cristina Poindexter (LBNL), Sebastien Biraud (LBNL), Stephen Chan (LBNL), Chad Hanson (Oregon State University), and Marilyn Saarni (LBNL)

  • March 16, 2015: Online registration is closed. If you wish to attend, please contact Marilyn Saarni (mesaarni@lbl.gov, 510/486-7789).
  • Recommended Lodging: Reserve lodging at Berkeley Lab Guesthouse.   Assortment of configurations (studio with kitchen to twins to queen/double). These rooms have the best lodging rates, and other nearby hotels in the area have limited availability and higher costs. To book lodging, call  510/495-8000. Tell them you’re participating in the AmeriFlux Data Workshop. Our block reservation has ended so it’s first come first serve.
  • Participants List (updated 2015March05)

DRAFT Agenda

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

8:30am Room opens for participants—pastries, fruit and coffee
9:00am Introductions—Deb Agarwal, lead
9:30am Presentations by site teams
10:00am Break—light refreshments
10:20am Continue site team presentations
11:00am BADM: Data Protocols and formats philosophy—Cristina Poindexter
Noon Working Lunch – discussions and visit to cork tree
1:00pm BADM: Instrument Operations and Maintenance (working session)—Cristina Poindexter
2:20pm Break—light refreshments
2:40pm BADM: Variable Mapping and New Half-Hourly Data Submission Format (working session)—Cristina Poindexter
4:00pm Footprint study results—Olaf Menzer
5:00pm Adjourn

 Thursday, March 19, 2015

8:30am Room opens for participants—pastries, fruit and coffee
9:00am Review flux/met Data Submission Process and Data Products—Gilberto Pastorello
10:00am Break—light refreshments
10:20am AmeriFlux Data QA/QC pipeline—Cristina Poindexter and CDIAC
11:00am Review Flux Processing—Gilberto Pastorello and Dario Papale 
Noon Working Lunch – technology demo
1:00pm Review Flux Processing – Compare with site flux processing —Gilberto Pastorello and Dario Papale
2:20pm Break—light refreshments
2:40pm Raw data processing – Compare with site processing —Gilberto Pastorello and Dario Papale
4:30pm Site Safety Planning – Stephen Chan

 Friday, March 20, 2015

8:30am Room opens for participants—pastries, fruit and coffee
9:00am Tech Team Introduction—Sébastien Biraud and Margaret Torn
9:15am Best-practices = Power to your site!—Chad Hanson (Metolius, AMP Tech)
9:30am Best-practices = Data quality check & Quick looks—Jonathan Thom (ChEAS cluster)
9:45am Best-practices = Data quality check & Quick looks—Jonathan Furst (NMEG cluster)
10:00am Break—light refreshments
10:20am Best-practices = Data quality check & Quick looks—Ross Bryant (Santa Rita Cluster)
10:35am Best-Practices = Tracking system for equipment inventory—Joe Verfaillie (Tonzi/Vaira/Delta)
10:50am Best-practices = Data quality check & Quick looks—Todd Schimelfenig (Mead)
11:00am Best practices discussion – round table on site issues
Noon Working Lunch – “What instruments do you use at your site?”
1:00pm What to expect during an AmeriFlux QA/QC Tech Team site visit—Stephen Chan
1:30pm PECS in action (64 parking lot)
2:00pm Tour QA/QC Tech Team lab (64-224)
2:30pm Break—light refreshments
3:00pm Tour of CO2/CH4 Calibration lab (84-205)
4:30pm Adjourn

Past AmeriFlux Data Workshops

2014 Data Managers Workshop, Berkeley CA (archive)