2019 AmeriFlux Early Career Workshop Agenda

2019 AmeriFlux Early Career Workshop:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Millennium Harvest House Boulder
1345 28th Street
Boulder, Colorado  80302

  • 2019 AmeriFlux Early Career Workshop Overview
  • 2019 AmeriFlux Early Career Workshop Participants (posted after Friday, August 16th)

The AmeriFlux Early Career workshop aims to familiarize participants with various Earth science data exploration and analysis tools. After the workshop, participants will be able to advance their own research using these tools. Additionally, the workshop will offer early career scientists opportunities to expand their research network and to initiate new collaborative projects. Participants will choose from breakout sessions:

  • Access and analysis of NEON land-atmosphere flux data,
  • Combine PhenoCam with flux observations, 
  • Analysis of methane flux data, and
  • Query and calculate site characterization data through Google Earth Engine.

The data workshop will be followed by a visit and guided tour at NEON Headquarters and a social get-together at a local brewery.

Tuesday, September 17th:  Canyon Ballroom 

Host: Manuel Helbig, McMaster University (Early Career Coordinator)

Noon Workshop Opening (box lunch provided)
12:10p Introduction and Overview of Tutorials
12:40p B R E A K
12:55p Data Tutorials for Breakout Groups (concurrently)
(1) Surface-Atmosphere exchange (NEON)  – Chris Florian, Claire Lunch, David Durden (Sunshine Room)

(2) PhenoCam data analysis – Bijan Seyednasrollah, Andrew Richardson, Adam Young (Canyon Room)

(3) Exploring methane data and gap-filling approaches – Gavin McNicol (Century Room)

(4) Google Earth Engine create-your-own site description – Gabriela Shirkey (Suite 231)

1:30p Data Group Project in sub-groups
3p Presentation of Group Work and Closing Remarks (Canyon Room)
3:30p Leave for NEON HQ
4p Visit at NEON:  (1) Calibration/Validation Lab; (2) Airborne Observation Platform Data (data demo and lab); (3) Tower & Mobile Deployment Platform (test towers behind building)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  To access the Calibration/Validation Lab, please make sure of the following guidelines set by NEON: 

(1) closed-toe shoes;

(2) pants/skirt at least ankle-length; and

(3) no midriffs.

5:30p SOCIAL No-Host (open to all): @ Sanitas Brewing, 3550 Frontier Ave Unit A (near NEON HQ)