Monitoring Sites - Scott Farm

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Purpose

The purpose of Scott Farm flux station is:

  • to measure the exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy between the pasture and the atmosphere using micrometeorological techniques

  • to study the interannual variability of the net ecosystem exchange (NEE) and net ecosystem carbon balance (NECB) of  a typical intensively managed dairy farm in the Waikato region

  • to study the effect of commonly used management practices (for example cultivation or harvesting) on the net ecosystem exchange

  • to provide long-term baseline data to aid interpretation of data obtained from future studies on dairy farms in the region, whereby the effect of different management practices on the net ecosystem carbon balance will be studied

  • to provide baseline data for aligned student projects studying water and carbon cycling

 
Modified: 02/21/2018