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Burns CO2 Observation Site

Prescribed grassland burning 2014

Coordinates: 43.4712N, 119.6909W
1398 masl
Intake Heights:
18.5, 28.5, and 38.5 meters above ground
Gases Measured:
CO2, CO, H2O

Meteorological instrumentation:
[m a.g.l.]
Vaisala HMP 155A Air Temperature, Relative Humidity

RM Young Wind Monitor Model 05103L Wind speed, Wind direction
Kipp & Zonen PQS 1 Incoming PAR
Kipp & Zonen CNR 1 Net Radiometer SWin, SWout, LWin, LWout
Campbell CSAT3 3D wind and sonic temperature
LIcor LI 7200
CO2, Water vapor
Setra Model 278 Air pressure
ground level
Sentek EnvriroSMART Soil moisture profile 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 cm
Hukseflux Self-Calibrating Soil Heat Flux Plate Soil heat flux 10 cm
Omega Type T Thermocouple Soil temperature 2,4,8,16,32,45 cm

The site was established in 2012 and is part of a NOAA observation network for high precision measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations. It is located about 60 km southwest of Burns, Oregon in the Oregon High Desert. The vegetation in this area is dominated by sagebrush. The sampling inlets are at the heights of 18.5, 28.5, and 38.5 m. Gas analysis is performed with a Picarro 2302 Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer and a Li-Cor 7200 enclosed path IRGA. The tower is also equipped with a set of meteorological instruments, including an HMP sensor, radiation sensors (incoming and diffuse PAR, Net radiometer), and a CSAT3 sonic anemometer. This site is also part of the PhenoCam network operated by Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire.

The mixing ratio data measured at this this site is available for download at the NOAA ESRL Observation Package (ObsPack) Data Products webpage.

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