From an operational comfort perspective (science be damned), ideally located flux sites should be placed somewhere easily accessible, near power connection and wireless data coverage, and, preferably, on solid ground. Old Woman Creek has none of the above. Located at the center of a Lake Erie coastal wetland, US-OWC hits all the high notes of… More

  The contrast in weather was extreme for 2020 and 2021 at our flux sites located in the semiarid shrublands, grasslands, savannas, and forests of southern Arizona. This was especially true at the Santa Rita Mesquite Savanna site (US-SRM in AmeriFlux vernacular) which had the driest summer monsoon growing season on record in 2020 (42… More

Coastal forested wetlands in the southeastern US provide important ecosystem services, including the conservation of biodiversity, supplying clean, abundant water resources, and the cycling and storage of carbon, which feeds back to stabilize regional climate (Noormets et al., 2010; Sun et al. 2010; Aguilos et al. 2020). However, large areas of these wetlands have been… More

The Rosemount AmeriFlux sites are located at the University of Minnesota, Rosemount Research and Outreach Center (RROC) – a 3,500 acre research farm (https://rroc.cfans.umn.edu/). Our eddy covariance sites were established in conventional corn/soy systems in the early 2000s to assess the long-term carbon balance of agricultural systems and to evaluate if practical strategies (i.e. cover… More

Women in AmeriFlux

AmeriFlux means a diversity of ecosystems, but also of people and personal narratives. Today, on the second Thursday in July, our Mexican members observe Día del Árbol (Arbor Day). What a great opportunity to meet a few of the talented, innovative women who work at AmeriFlux sites across the Americas! AmeriFlux owes its success to… More