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Monash Land Ecosystem Atmosphere Program (LEAP) - Wombat State Forest Flux Tower site

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Project Overview

To understand the heat, moisture and carbon dioxide fluxes in Australia's dry Eucalpyt forests. The tower will provide longterm measurements as part of the Ozflux network . The project web site can be found here at the University of Melbourne web site.

Data

Data from this site is available through the international FLUXNET database or via the authors email jason.beringer@monash.edu

Further Information

Acknowledgements

This site is produced by the Climate Group, School of Geography and Environmental Science and proudly part of the Australian Flux Network (OzFlux) and the Australian NCRIS Terrestral Ecosystem Research Network (TERN).

Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Wombat State Forest flux tower data Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Eddy Covariance Tower Instrumentation

Instrument

Make

Model

Description

IRGA Open path
- density CO2, H2O
- atmospheric pressure

LI-COR

LI-7500

30m

3D sonic anemometer
- wind velocities (u,v,w)
- sonic temperature

Campbell

CSAT-3

30m

Air temperature, Humidity
- T, Rh

Vaisala

HMP-45C

2, 5, 10, 20, 30m

PAR Radiation
- PPFD - PPFD diffuse

AT

Sunshine - BF3

30m

Pyrgeometer Radiation - Longwave radiation in and out (Lin Lout)

Kipp and Zonen

CG2

30m

Pyranometer Shortwave radiation (Kin, Kout, albedo)

Kipp and Zonen

CM 7B

30m

Net Radiation
- Rn

Kipp and Zonen

NRLite

30m

Rainfall
- Rain

Hydrological services

CS702

30m

Wind direction, speed
- W dir , W vel

RM Young

Wind sentry

30m

Soil temperature

Thermocouple


-0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1.5m 5m from tower

Soil temperature
(averaging array)

Campbell

TCAV

Surface to 10cm avg 5m from tower

Soil heat flux plates

Campbell

HFT3

-0.1m 5m from tower

Soil water content
(time domain reflectometer type probe)

Campbell

CS616

0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1.5m 5m from tower

Automatic weather station
- temperature
- Relative Humidity



1.5m, situated 1.5 and

Data Loggers

Campbell

CR-3000
CR-10X

5m

Communications

Campbell NL115 ethernet and CF card adaptor and Maxon Ethernet modem



Power Supply
- 12V DC EC flux station

Kyocera
- solar panels (4) (BP)

120W ea

60-80m

Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) Spectrometer Instrumentation

Instrumentation

Make

Model

Description

FTIR spectrometer

Bruker Optik; IR cube with thermo-electrically cooled MCT detector

Matrix-M

Field laboratory

Thermostatically controlled housing

University of Wollongong


Field laboratory

White cell fixed path (26 m) sample cell (4 L)

IR analysis, Anaheim, CA

24PA

Field laboratory

4 stage diaphragm vacuum pump

Vaccu Brand, Germany

MV2

Field laboratory

Gas manifold (controls valve swith, flow, pressure, drying)

University of Wollongong


Field laboratory

Carrier gas

Linde

Ultra-high purity

Field laboratory

Standard calibration gas

CSIRO

CO2, CO, H2O, N2O, CH4, 13CO2, 2H

Field laboratory

Tower profile manifold (controls valve switch, purge)

University of Wollongong


Field laboratory

2 stage diaphragm pump

Thomas


Field laboratory

Control lap-top (Oscar, Opus, DCON-Utility software)

Dell


Field laboratory

Chamber manifold (controls valve switch, TDR, soil temp.)

University of Wollongong


Field laboratory

Automated pneumatic chambers

Chinese Academy of Science

Festo pneumatic pistons

Tower base (0m)

Soil moisture probes

Delta T, UK

Theta ML2X

Tower base (0m)

Soil temperature probes

University of  Wollongong


Tower base (0m)

4.5 kW Diesel generator (Yanmar) and 12V battery bank

Watts 2C, QLD

Powermaker Ranger 4.5

Tower base (0m)

1.5 hP Air compressor

Pilot

K8

Tower base (0m)


Wombat State Forest flux tower data

Wombat MODIS data

The data was obtained from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics (ORNL DAAC) (http://daac.ornl.gov/MODIS/). The ORNL DAAC provides MODIS Land Product Subsets for model validation, site characterisation and remote-sensing purposes.

Daily updated data was obtained from this provider, with an area of 3x3km extracted using Python script written by Mr. Darien Pardinas-Diaz (darien.pardinas-diaz@monash.edu). The plots were produced using QC Filter Conditions 000 and 001. Condition 000 represents the highest QC Filter possible and 001 represents a reliable and usable QC Filter, though not to the standard of 000.

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