Contributors:Cook, Bruce, Morton, Doug, Martinuzzi, Sebastian, Keller, Michael
This data package contains metadata for data acquired for sample transects across Puerto Rico using NASA Goddard's Lidar, Hyperspectral, and Thermal (G-LiHT) Airborne Imager in March 2017. Flights specifically targeted sites with coincident field data collection for NGEE-Tropics, existing forest inventory plots from the USDA-Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) program and university collaborators, and other research installations (e.g., NEON).
This dataset contains sap flow and dendrometer data from 8 different over story trees located at the Forest Service TRACE project at Sabana, Puerto Rico. The data set is unprocessed and includes missing data during periods prior to sensor installation and poor data during periods of sensor failure.
This data package contains lab-based measurements of bark water vapor conductance from saplings in seasonally dry forests in the Parque Natural Metropolitano and Eugene Eisenmann Reserve, and a shadehouse in Panama. A total of 14 populations of 8 tree species were measured. For more information, including the protocol used, please see the file ’Sapling bvc metadata description’ in the attached zip file.
This data package includes measurements of carbonyl sulfide (OCS) fluxes and concentrations from flux towers in the midwestern US. The measurements were made at AmeriFlux towers and thus the data package also includes a subset of the standard eddy covariance and meteorological data (e.g. VPD and NEE) that are also available from the AmeriFlux portal. The measurements presented here were made to provide an independent constraint on whole ecosystem stomatal conductance from these ecosystems with the goal of testing how the relationship between gross primary production and stomatal conductance varies through the growing season. Furthermore, we derived whole canopy nighttime stomatal conductance estimates to test how stomatal conductance varies between native prairie and maize ecosystems. All data presented here were discussed in the publication "Seasonal evolution of canopy stomatal conductance for a prairie and maize field in the midwestern US from continuous carbonyl sulfide fluxes" in Geophysical Research Letters (doi: 10.1029/2019GL085652).
Critical military training and testing on lands along the nation’s coastal and estuarine shorelines are increasingly placed at risk because of encroachment pressures in surrounding areas, impairments due to other anthropogenic disturbances, and changes in climate and sea level. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to enhance and sustain its training and testing assets and also optimize its stewardship of natural resources through the development and application of an ecosystem-based management approach on DoD installations. To accomplish this goal, particularly for installations in estuarine/coastal environments, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) launched the Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP) as a 10-year effort at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) in North Carolina. The results of the second 5 years of the program (DCERP2) are presented in the DCERP2 Final Report.There were four overarching objectives of DCERP2. The first objective was to understand the effects of climate change impacts, including warming temperatures, variability in the hydrological cycle, storm events, and sea level rise on the coastal ecosystems at MCBCL from observations and measurements made over the 10-year program. The second objective was to understand the carbon cycle of the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems at MCBCL through a highly integrated sampling program. The third objective was to develop models, tools, and indicators to evaluate current and projected future ecosystem state changes and translate scientific findings into actionable information for installation managers. The last objective was to recommend adaptive management strategies to sustain ecosystem natural resources within the context of an active military installation.There are 252 mean change files represented in this dataset (12 months * 3 future time periods * 7 variables ). The mean change is calculated by taking the mean of the differences between the future projected average (e.g., 2046-2065) and the climate model baseline (e.g., 1979-1999). The differences were calculated for each downscaled GCM and then averaged across all models to obtain the mean change. This mean of the differences was calculated for each month, each future time period, and each variable.
Contributors:De Jesus Sampaio Filho, Israel, Candido, Luiz, Araujo, Alessandro, Gimenez, Bruno, Higuchi, Niro, Chambers, Jeff
This data package contains raw data from stomatal conductance and leaf temperature measurements from the B34 tower at the NGEE Tropics site in Manaus, Brazil. Related data packages, including additional metadata such as site information and equipment manuals, are included in the data package listed under Dataset Reference(s). Air temperature and relative humidity data were obtained using a thermohygrometer (HC2S3, Campbell Scientific®) installed in tower K34 making a profile of (HR_: 7m, HR_2: 14m, HR_3: 21m). No data processing or QA/QC was done on the raw datasets. Processed datasets will be uploaded separately. Contact email@example.com if you need to use this dataset for additional information.
This dataset include standardized phenological transition dates, and derived season lengths of active, dormant and transition seasons of ecosystem carbon and energy fluxes, as reported in FLUXNET. Such metrics are unique in that they characterize the seasonal dynamics of these fluxes in their own terms rather than in reference to traditional phenology indicators that mostly relate to vegetation structural characteristics. The Flux Seasonality Metrics Database (FSMD) generated 17 standardized seasonality metrics for 4 different fluxes including gross primary productivity (GPP), ecosystem respiration (RE), latent heat (LE) and sensible heat (H) reported in FLUXNET2015 Dataset for about 200 sites and 1500 site-years of data globally. Each metric is reported as an estimate and a confidence interval, which is a function of data coverage and flux variability. We anticipate that the FSMD will facilitate new model validation exercises, and stimulate new research in global change and Earth science disciplines where land-atmosphere exchange dynamics play a central role.