Update on Fluxnet and the Role of Flux Networks in Biogeosciences

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 11:20 AM
Dennis D Baldocchi, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Deb Agarwal, LBNL, Berkeley, CA, United States, Dario Papale, Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy and Margaret S Torn, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
The FLUXNET project is a global consortium of regional Fluxnet networks. It has been operating since 1997. Its role is to serve as a central database for vetting, sharing and distributing flux data and for producing value added data like daily and annual flux integrals and gap filled datasets. The project plays a pivotal role in the synthesis of flux data, as a source of data for model validation and parameterization and for the upscaling of flux data. This talk will discuss some of the central scientific findings produced by the community and future directions of the flux network as it evolves in size and the duration of the datasets, within it.