Reports

White Paper: Globally interoperable eddy-covariance data products through affiliating NEON sites with AmeriFlux and FLUXNET

November 2016: Written by Stefan Metzger (Battelle Ecology, National Ecological Observatory Network Project, Boulder, CO, USA), Deborah Agarwal (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, AmeriFlux Management Project, Berkeley, CA, USA), Sebastien Biraud (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, AmeriFlux Management Project, Berkeley, CA, USA), David Durden (Battelle Ecology, National Ecological Observatory Network Project, Boulder, CO, USA), Hongyan Luo (Battelle Ecology, National Ecological Observatory Network Project, Boulder, CO, USA), Dario Papale (University of Tuscia, Integrated Carbon Observing System – Ecosystem Thematic Center, Viterbo, Italy), Gilberto Pastorello (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, AmeriFlux Management Project, Berkeley, CA, USA), Cove Sturtevant (Battelle Ecology, National Ecological Observatory Network Project, Boulder, CO, USA), Margaret S. Torn (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, AmeriFlux Management Project, Berkeley, CA, USA).

The 2016 AmeriFlux-NEON White Paper “Globally interoperable eddy-covariance data products through affiliating NEON sites with AmeriFlux and FLUXNET” resulted from jointly led breakout sessions at the 2016 AmeriFlux Principal Investigator Meeting in Golden, CO. The White Paper established the foundation and goals of the now active collaboration between the AmeriFlux and NEON networks, and provides ideas for additional future activities. It may also be a useful example for other efforts seeking to establish successful cross-project collaborations, e.g., with NEON, AmeriFlux, and/or other networks. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29566.95040/2

White paper: On the Use of LiDAR Data at AmeriFlux Sites

December 2015: Written by Martin Beland (University of California, Berkeley), Geoffrey Parker (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), David Harding (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Chris Hopkinson (University of Lethbridge), Laura Chasmer (University of Lethbridge), and Alexander Antonarakis (University of Sussex).

“Our aim is to inform the AmeriFlux community on existing and upcoming LiDAR technologies (atmospheric Doppler or Raman LiDAR often deployed at flux sites are not considered here), how it is currently used at flux sites, and how we believe it could, in the future, further contribute to the AmeriFlux vision. Heterogeneity in vegetation and ground properties at various spatial scales is omnipresent at flux sites, and 3D mapping of canopy, understory, and ground surface can help move the science forward. Systems discussed include: airborne laser scanning (ALS), terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), and portable canopy LiDAR (PCL).”

White paper: An AmeriFlux network perspective on urban and managed systems

Prepared for the U.S. DOE BERAC Workshop on the Potential Integrated Field Laboratory (IFL), January 29-30, 2015, Washington DC. Contributors (alphabetical): Gil Bohrer (Ohio State University), Lianhong Gu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Kevin Gurney (Arizona State University), Beverly Law (Oregon State University), Joseph McFadden (University of California, Santa Barbara), Asko Noormets (North Carolina State University), Eric Pardyjak (University of Utah), Cristina Poindexter (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Rob Stoll (University of Utah), Margaret S. Torn (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

White paper: Recommendations for Belowground Carbon Data and Measurements for the AmeriFlux Network

This 2014 white paper is written by Karis McFarlane (LLNL), Adrien Finzi (Boston U), Luke Nave (USFS) and Jim Tang (MBL). Summarizes current recommendations for measuring belowground carbon. Measuring the quantity, distribution and turnover of C belowground is fundamental to achieving AmeriFlux strategic goals that cannot be completed by eddy covariance flux measurements alone.