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Intermediate Pine AmeriFlux Site

Marys Peak CO2Concentration Site

Young Pine AmeriFlux Site

Terra-PNW Research Sites

The Terra-PNW Research Group operates and maintains seven research stations in Oregon, from the coastal mountains to the high desert. Three of these stations (Marys River Fir, Metolius Young Pine, Metolius Intermediate Pine) are part of the AmeriFlux network, and also collect data for the CO2 concentration network. The other three stations (Burns, Silverton, Walton, and Marys Peak) have a more limited set of instrumentation and collect data for the CO2 observation project.

AmeriFlux Eddy Covariance Sites

The AmeriFlux sites measure carbon and water vapour exchange in successional stages of Pacific Northwest forest ecosystems, integrating eddy flux, plant, and soil measurements. The sites are fully instrumented with infrared gas analyzers (IRGAs), soil respiration measurement chambers, and a complete suite of meteorological sensors. The sites are in remote locations and most are powered by solar, wind, and backup generator sources.

CO2 Observation Sites

We use atmospheric observations of CO2 in inverse modeling to better understand causes of variability in carbon cycling. We are developing a data assimilation approach that combines data from various sources and advanced statistics to constrain and diagnose simulated terrestrial carbon processes using several process models (e.g. CLM4) (NOAA support). We established a ground-based network of CO2 observation sites in Oregon to create a relatively data-rich environment in a confined region with incoming air from the Pacific Ocean and pronounced surface flux heterogeneity that can serve as a test environment for larger scale applications. These data are submitted to CarbonTracker.

Terrestrial Ecosystems Research & Regional Analysis - Pacific Northwest
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331
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