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USDA/ARS/National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
Surface In-Situ Networks
There are a series of flux towers located within corn and soybean fields for the purpose of quantifying the CO2 and H2O exchanges throughout the year. These data are linked with observations of plant growth and remote sensing data.
CONTACT
Jerry Hatfield
National Soil Tilth Laboratory
2110 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-5723
hatfield@nstl.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameIA USDA/ARS/NLAE
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationIowa
Number of Stationsvariable network
Map of Stations
Categorymeteorology, flux, air chemistry, radiation, soil
Parameters (Most)
Paramters (Limited)
ArchivePartial archive: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/nstl_flux/
Period of Record2004 to present with current configuration
Temporal Resolution15 minute
Data SeasonContinually
Data Availability
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
Hatfield, J.L., J.H. Prueger, and W.P. Kustas. 2007. Spatial and temporal variation of energy and carbon dioxide fluxes in corn and soybean fields in central Iowa. Agron. J. 99:285-296. Meek, D.W. J.H. Prueger, W.P. Kustas, and J.L. Hatfield. 2005. Determining Meaningful Differences for SMEX Eddy Covariance Measurements. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 6:805-811. Kustas, W.P., J.L. Hatfield, J.H. Prueger. 2005. The Soil Moisture Atmosphere Coupling Experiment (SMACEX): Background, Hydrometeorological Conditions and Preliminary Findings. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 6:791-804. Prueger, J.H., J.L. Hatfield, W.P. Kustas, L.E. Hipps, J.I. MacPherson, C.M.U. Neale, W.E. Eichinger, D.I. Cooper, and T.B. Parkin. 2005. Tower and Aircraft Eddy Covariance Measurements of Water, Energy and Carbon Fluxes During SMACEX. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 6:954-960. Parkin, T.B., T.C. Kaspar, Z. Senwo, J.H. Prueger, and J.L. Hatfield. 2005. Relationship of Soil Respiration to Crop and Landscape in the Walnut Creek Watershed. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 6:812-824.
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