Monitoring Sites - Tumbarumba

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Purpose

The purpose of the Tumbarumba flux station is:

  • to study the ecophysiological processes and rates of C accumulation of a commercially important, high-productivity forest

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

  • to develop new data analysis and interpretation methods for micrometeorology in complex terrain. This work will contribute significantly to the discipline of micrometeorology since much of the world's forests are located in complex terrain, where classical techniques may not be suitable

  • to utilize the ecophysiological and micrometeorological measurements to test models of plant and canopy function, such as the acclimation of photosynthetic capacity to temperature variations with season and the response of stomata to drought

  • to utilize the measurements to test land surface models such as the Community Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange model CABLE

  • to utilize the measurements in combination with remote sensing data and land surface models to upscale estimate the net exchanges of carbon and water at regional scale.

 
Modified: 02/21/2018