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The following is a description of the workflow that we use at the ChEAS (Chequamegon Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study) core-site cluster based at the University of Wisconsin to create real-time plots of our data. It allows us to look for inconsistencies and changes in data over time.

Due to COVID-19, the entire AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP) has been working from home since March 16 following shelter-in-place orders from public health authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read about how we are adapting.

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.

Sessions Proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED until APRIL 23, 2020 !  We are now accepting proposals for Fall Meeting 2020, including Innovative Sessions, a new format inspired by programming at 2019’s Centennial Central. Due to COVID-19, AGU has extended the deadline until Thursday, 23 April 2020. If you have any questions, please contact AGU’s Scientific Program Team…. More

UPDATE: (9th April 2020) Abstract submission to ICOS Science Conference extended due to COVID-19 pandemic-virtual event a possibility  Due to the current situation, the deadline to submit abstracts has been extended until Monday 11th of May 13:00 CEST. Please submit your abstract through ICOS webpages: www.icos-cp.eu/sc2020/abstract-submission We welcome and encourage everyone to submit abstracts and… More

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

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

The soil-to-atmosphere CO2 flux – or soil respiration – is one of the largest carbon fluxes in the earth system. An increasing number of continuous measurements have been made over the last 25 years; these data are an invaluable resource for probing the sensitivities of respiration and the carbon cycle more generally. AmeriFlux is excited… 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