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Long Term Ecological Research Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web http://metacat.lternet.edu/knb/ http://www.fsl.orst.edu/climhy/ http://intranet.lternet.edu/cgi-bin/anpp.pl
REQUEST PROCEDURE
varies among sites and data sets see http://intranet.lternet.edu/committees/information_management/
Surface In-Situ Networks
The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. The Network promotes synthesis and comparative research across sites and ecosystems and among other related national and international research programs. The National Science Foundation established the LTER program in 1980 to support research on long-term ecological phenomena in the United States. The 26 LTER Sites represent diverse ecosystems and research emphases The LTER Network Office coordinates communication, network publications, and research-planning activities.
CONTACT
John Vande Castle
LTER Network Office
Long Term Ecological Research - Network Office UNM Biology Department, MSC03-2020 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
505 269-6957
jvc@lternet.edu
http://search.lternet.edu/directory_view.php?personid=10831
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameLTER
Collectiven/A
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationNorth America, Puerto Rico, French Polynesia, Antarctica
Number of Stations26 primary sites with multiple stations
Map of Stationshttp://www.lternet.edu/sites/
Categorymeteorology, soil, radiation, ecology, hydrology, flux
Parameters (Most)varies most common are standard meteorological parameters, primary productivity, land use/land cover change
Paramters (Limited)N/A
Archivevaries - acknowledgement of NSF LTER program required
Period of Recordsince 1980 for some sites; legacy data from earlier periods
Temporal Resolutionvaries
Data Seasonvaries
Data Availabilityvaries
Other PurposesEducation
FixedYes
MobileYes
PortableYes
REFERENCES
Home page of the LTER Climate Committee http://intranet.lternet.edu/committees/climate/
REMARKS
N/A
UPDATED ON
29 Sep 2009 11:41