National Ecosystem Monitoring Network Taps Eastern Threat Center Research Sites

 
National Ecosystem Monitoring Network Taps Eastern Threat Center Research Sites

In eastern North Carolina, three towers outfitted with state-of-the-art sensors are continuously measuring the movement of carbon dioxide, water vapor, and energy between the atmosphere and land surface. These "flux" towers—located on Eastern Threat Center research sites that include a loblolly pine plantation, a clearcut plantation, and a forested wetland—provide real-time information that researchers around the world can use to study forest ecosystem responses to climatic changes. The AmeriFlux Network Management Project selected these research sites for inclusion in a national network of long-term ecological monitoring stations as part of its new planning effort. These core sites will provide an open platform for collaboration with other researchers as well as validation and development for research models. Read more in CompassLive...

 

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