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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

Please save the date for this year’s AmeriFlux Annual Meeting: Sept 20-22 2021. Once again, we will host the meeting fully online. Given the turmoil of the past year, we thought the theme ‘Reflect | Connect: AmeriFlux in 2021’ appropriate, and look forward to connecting with you all this Fall. There will be no registration or… More

BADM opus Hear ye, hear ye, scholars of flux a new, improved tool – entering BADM deluxe! Now, I hear you sigh “BADM? Oh no!” But let me convince you that we have improved the flow! No more difficult to navigate, quick to frustrate, Scrolling until your eyes are rolling, and you can’t see straight…. More

AmeriFlux’s Year of Methane (Fall 2018–2020—COVID extended the time) is coming to a close as the next theme, Year of Water Fluxes, moves to center stage. The Year of Methane has been a success, drawing attention to methane flux science, promoting the need for new sites in more diverse geographic locations and ecosystems, building support… More

We learned with great sadness that Nobel laureate Paul J. Crutzen passed away on January 28. His work on the decomposition of ozone in the atmosphere not only earned him a share of the Nobel Prize in 1995, but is an impressive example of evidence-based, scientific advocacy directly shaping policy. The ban on chlorofluorocarbon compounds… More

Professor Jim Shuttleworth sadly passed away on Sunday 20 December, surrounded by his family. Jim was a pioneer in the field of hydrometeorology and best known for his innovative contributions to our understanding of evaporation. After finishing a PhD in high energy nuclear physics at the University of Manchester in 1971 Jim joined the Institute… More

It’s not often that you get to see a total solar eclipse from your own back yard. It’s even rarer when your eddy covariance flux site, 300 miles away, is also in the path of totality. That’s just the situation we found ourselves in. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse crossed our research site in the Nebraska SandHills (US-SdH). Being a long-time amateur astronomer, it presented an opportunity that we just couldn’t miss.