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Database for Landscape-scale Carbon Monitoring Sites

[image:] Cover of GTR-NRS-119 Database for Landscape-scale Carbon Monitoring SitesThis website is a companion to publication GTR-NRS-119: Database for Landscape-scale Carbon Monitoring Sites.

The North American Carbon Program (NACP) approach to biophysical measurements involves hierarchical, multi-tier monitoring that integrates current, extensive inventory and monitoring programs (such as Forest Inventory and Analysis) with intensive monitoring and process studies at long-term research sites.  The intermediate monitoring tier at the landscape-scale is designed to link extensive monitoring with intensive monitoring using medium-intensity biometric measurements from a few selected sites such as Long-Term Ecological Research sites, AmeriFlux sites, and U.S. Forest Service network of Experimental Forests.  These measurements represent the land conditions selected by investigators to answer specific research questions and include clusters of measurement sites that represent a range of conditions over selected land areas. 

[image:] Relief map of contiguous United States with LCMS stations identified and links to more information Link to overview of the Parker Tract site Link to overview of Silas Little Experimental Forest site Link to overview of Bartlett Experimental Forest site Link to overview of Marcell Experimental Forest site Link to overview of Fraser Experimental Forest site Link to overview of Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Site Link to overview of Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site

 

The Landscape-scale Carbon Monitoring Sites Database provides ground-based biometric data collected at 10 sites at seven locations or “stations” throughout the United States.  The biometric data collected surrounds or is in close proximity to eddy covariance or meteorological sensors.  The data was compiled for the NACP Project – Integrating Landscape-scale Forest Measurements with Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Models to Improve Carbon Management.  


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