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Land Ecosystem Atmosphere Program (LEAP) - Gingin Flux Tower Site

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Investigators and Partners

This site is currently operated by:

  • Dr. Richard Silberstien

Project Overview

The site provides nationally consistent observations micrometeorology (climate, radiation, fluxes of carbon and water). The tower will provide longterm measurements as part of the Ozflux network and the infrastructure is partly funded through the NCRIS TERN OzFlux facilities.

The Site Location

The Gingin flux station is located approximately 80km north of Perth, Western Australia. It was established by CSIRO in June 2011 and the flux instrumentation is now managed by Richard Silberstein of Edith Cowan University. The Gingin OzFlux Site is located at: 31.376331 S,115.713730 E and 47m elevation. It is sited on land traditionally owned and managed by the Yued group of the Noongar people

Site Characteristics

The flux tower site is located within an area of banksia woodland. Elevation of the site is 47 m. Climate information comes from the nearby Gingin AEro BoM AWS station 009178 (1968 to present) and shows mean annual precipitation is approximately 632 mm with highest rainfall in July of ~126 mm each month. Maximum temperatures range from 33.2°C (in Jan) to 18.3°C (in July), while minimum temperatures range from 6.2°C (in July) to 17.3 °C (in Feb).

Data

Data from this site is available through the OzFlux data portal international FLUXNET database or via the investigators email r.silberstein[@]ecu.edu.au

Further Information

Acknowledgements

This site is produced by Prof. Jason Beringer, UWA, School of Agriculture and Environment and proudly part of the Australian Flux Network(OzFlux) and partly supported by the Australian NCRIS Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN).

Gingin flux tower data

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Instrument

Make

Model

Description

Atmospheric Pressure

Vaisala

CS106

2.5m

Net Radiation

Campbell Scientific

CNR4

4m

Data logger

Campbell Scientific

CR3000

Ground

Open Path CO2 H2O

LI-COR

Li-7500

2.5m

Rain gauge

Campbell Scientific

CS702

Ground

Soil heat flux (two replicates)

Hukseflux

HFP01

0.1m

Soil temperature

Campbell Scientific

TCAV-L

0.08m

Sonic anemometer
- wind velocities (u,v,w)
- sonic temperature

Campbell Scientific

CSAT3

2.5m

Temperature and Relative Humidity (two replicates)

Vaisala

HMP45AC

2.5m

Soil Moisture (6 replicates)

Campbell Scientific

CS616

0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1.2, 2.0m


Gingin flux tower data

Gingin MODIS data

The data was obtained from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics (ORNL DAAC) (http://daac.ornl.gov/MODIS/). The ORNL DAAC provides MODIS Land Product Subsets for model validation, site characterisation and remote-sensing purposes.

Daily updated data was obtained from this provider, with an area of 3x3km extracted using Python script. The plots were produced using QC Filter Conditions 000 and 001. Condition 000 represents the highest QC Filter possible and 001 represents a reliable and usable QC Filter, though not to the standard of 000.