Margaret Torn is among this year’s class of scientists who have been elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Only 0.1% of the membership is elected each year and are elected on the basis of breakthroughs, innovations and sustained excellence in science and research. Congratulations! 2017 Class of AGU Fellows Announced
We are happy to announce that Prof. Jose Fuentes of Penn State, is the 2018 recipient of the American Meteorology Award for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN BIOMETEOROLOGY. ‘For uncovering the significance and workings of key interactions among flora, fauna, and the atmosphere and their role in regional and global environmental change.’ Congratulations, Jose.
The previous AmeriFlux Tech blog post regarding biases in CO2 flux measurements contributed by Manuel Helbig generated some questions from the community. Campbell Scientific provided a detailed response to address the questions. The response describes the new gas analyzer operating system that accounts for the spectroscopic effects using high frequency sonic temperature. The response also includes a methodology… More
The AmeriFlux Management Project has a new tracking system for e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The tracker monitors support requests and their resolutions. It also monitors Data QA/QC using the system. To check status on your pending requests, click on the ‘View request’ link in our response e-mail (these will come from email@example.com), or visit the AmeriFlux… More
A reminder that June 9, 2017, midnight EDT, is the deadline to submit your article for the Special AmeriFlux 20th Anniversary Issue in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Guest Editors are Ken Davis, Trevor Keenan, Kim Novick, and Margaret Torn. Visit this page to submit. To make sure that Ag and Forest Met routes your submission to the AmeriFlux… More
Updated May 24, 2017 to include response from Campbell Scientific (see bottom of post). Across FLUXNET, CO2 fluxes between ecosystems and the atmosphere are measured using various open- and closed-path gas analyzers. A few years ago, Campbell Scientific introduced new open-path CO2/H2O gas analyzers (IRGA; EC150 and IRGASON), thus, further diversifying the choices for eddy covariance… More
The Joint AmeriFlux-NACP PI Meeting is next week—March 27–30, in North Bethesda MD. The agenda is full of highly relevant talks and posters for AmeriFlux researchers, but we want to call your attention to two events in particular. (1) Tuesday evening 3/28 , 7pm, room White Oak A: The AmeriFlux Community Meeting. We have a packed agenda that includes… More
Double whammy for January 11: abstracts due for both NACP/AmeriFlux and EGU2017 meetings. Deadlines for these two important meetings: NACP/AmeriFlux PI Joint Meeting REVISED TO >> Jan 11 — Talk and Poster Abstracts Jan 11 — Student Travel Request Feb 27 — NASA only NTCS Registration Mar 12 — Hotel Room Block—lodging reduced rate Mar… More
The AmeriFlux Tech Team has completed another successful site visit season. This year, eight (8) site visits were completed. Here are a few images from the site visits. The Tech Team is planning for the 2017 site visit season. If you would like to learn more about site visits and what to expect, please see our… More
Michael Benson, site manager at Morgan Monroe State Forest (US-MMS), notified the Tech Team of an important safety bulletin that affects many AmeriFlux tower workers. Some ladder safety system sleeves, model Lad-Saf, sold by Capitol Safety under the DBI-SALA brand are affected. Please view the full notice and contact the manufacturer if appropriate. Thanks Michael!