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US-NR3: Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West)

Tower_team:
PI: John Knowles john.knowles@usda.gov - USDA ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center
AncContact: Sarah Elmendorf Sarah.Elmendorf@Colorado.edu - University of Colorado Boulder
FluxContact: Peter Blanken blanken@Colorado.edu - University of Colorado Boulder
Lat, Long: 40.0520, -105.5864
Elevation(m): 3504
Network Affiliations: AmeriFlux
Vegetation IGBP: GRA (Grasslands: Lands with herbaceous types of cover. Tree and shrub cover is less than 10%. Permanent wetlands lands with a permanent mixture of water and herbaceous or woody vegetation. The vegetation can be present in either salt, brackish, or fresh water.)
Climate Koeppen: ET (Tundra)
Mean Annual Temp (°C): -2.2
Mean Annual Precip. (mm): 884
Flux Species Measured: CO2, H2O
Years Data Collected: 2007 - Present
Years Data Available:2007 - 2020   DOIs to use for Citation of Data
Description:
Nearby (<500 m; NWT Saddle) incoming solar radiation and other met data: doi:10.6073/pasta/09ee081d2bf08f50c2a30e1e2b4c9d04; Reliable daily precipitation ...
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URL: https://nwt.lternet.edu/
Research Topics: Sublimation; Carbon cycle; Water balance; Ecosystem function in complex mountain terrain
Acknowledgment: Funding was provided by National Science Foundation DEB awards 0423662, 1027341, and 1637686 to the Niwot Ridge LTER.
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Image Credit: John Knowles, 07/01/2009
Copyright preference: As long as credit is given
Site Publication More Site Publications
Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W., Chowanski, K. M. 2012. Energy And Surface Moisture Seasonally Limit Evaporation And Sublimation From Snow-Free Alpine Tundra, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 157, 106-115.

US-NR3: Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West)

DOIs for this site and other citation information

Citations: For data, use the DOI citation. For site characterization, use the site publication. For funding, use acknowledgments.

DOIs to use for Citation of Data

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  • Citation: John Knowles (2021), AmeriFlux BASE US-NR3 Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West), Ver. 1-5, AmeriFlux AMP, (Dataset). https://doi.org/10.17190/AMF/1804491
  • Link: https://doi.org/10.17190/AMF/1804491

Publication(s) to use for citations of site characterization

Acknowledgements

  • Funding was provided by National Science Foundation DEB awards 0423662, 1027341, and 1637686 to the Niwot Ridge LTER.

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US-NR3: Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West)

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US-NR3: Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West)

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US-NR3: Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West)

Year Publication
2015 Knowles, J. F., Harpold, A. A., Cowie, R., Zeliff, M., Barnard, H. R., Burns, S. P., Blanken, P. D., Morse, J. F., Williams, M. W. (2015) The Relative Contributions Of Alpine And Subalpine Ecosystems To The Water Balance Of A Mountainous, Headwater Catchment, Hydrological Processes, 29(22), 4794-4808.
2015 Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W. (2015) Soil Respiration Variability Across A Soil Moisture And Vegetation Community Gradient Within A Snow-Scoured Alpine Meadow, Biogeochemistry, 125(2), 185-202.
2016 Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W. (2016) Wet Meadow Ecosystems Contribute The Majority Of Overwinter Soil Respiration From Snow-Scoured Alpine Tundra, Journal Of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 121(4), 1118-1130.
2017 Wieder, W. R., Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Swenson, S. C., Suding, K. N. (2017) Ecosystem Function In Complex Mountain Terrain: Combining Models And Long-Term Observations To Advance Process-Based Understanding, Journal Of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(4), 825-845.
2018 Sexstone, G. A., Clow, D. W., Fassnacht, S. R., Liston, G. E., Hiemstra, C. A., Knowles, J. F., Penn, C. A. (2018) Snow Sublimation In Mountain Environments And Its Sensitivity To Forest Disturbance And Climate Warming, Water Resources Research, 54(2), 1191-1211.
2019 Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Lawrence, C. R., Williams, M. W. (2019) Evidence For Non-Steady-State Carbon Emissions From Snow-Scoured Alpine Tundra, Nature Communications, 10(1), .
2012 Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W., Chowanski, K. M. (2012) Energy And Surface Moisture Seasonally Limit Evaporation And Sublimation From Snow-Free Alpine Tundra, Agricultural And Forest Meteorology, 157, 106-115.
2009 Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W., Burns, S. P., Monson, R. K., Knowles, J. F., Chowanski, K., Ackerman, T. (2009) A Comparison Of Water And Carbon Dioxide Exchange At A Windy Alpine Tundra And Subalpine Forest Site Near Niwot Ridge, Colorado, Biogeochemistry, 95(1), 61-76.
2015 Knowles, J. F., Burns, S. P., Blanken, P. D., Monson, R. K. (2015) Fluxes Of Energy, Water, And Carbon Dioxide From Mountain Ecosystems At Niwot Ridge, Colorado, Plant Ecology & Diversity, 8(5-6), 663-676.

US-NR3: Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West)

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US-NR3: Niwot Ridge Alpine (T-Van West)

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