Monitoring Sites - Alice Springs Mulga

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Purpose

The purpose of the Alice Springs Mulga flux station is:

  • to measure the exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy between a semi-arid mulga (Acacia aneura) ecosystem and the atmosphere using micrometeorological techniques

  • to study ecosystem, hydrologic and ecophysiologic responses to rainfall variability

  • to evaluate the evapotranspiratory cost of assimilation

  • to study the partitioning of ecosystem metabolism between the mulga canopy, a seasonal mixed understory (C3 and C4, grass and shrub) and soil components

  • to utilise the measurements for paramterising a Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Transfer (SVAT) model to evaluate climate change scenarios in North-Central Australia

  • to utilise the measurements for parameterising and validating remote sensing measurements over semi-arid mulga ecosystems

  • to utilise the measurements for parmaterising and validating the Community Atmosphere-Biosphere Land Exchange (CABLE) model.

 
Modified: 07/22/2019