General Site Information
Site Name:Curtice Walter-Berger cropland
Tower Team: PI: Jiquan Chen <> - University of Toledo / Michigan State University
FluxContact: Housen Chu <> - University of Toledo / University of California, Berkeley
Elevation (m):180
IGBP:CRO (Croplands)
Climate Koeppen:Dfa (Humid Continental: humid with severe winter, no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):10.1
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):849
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   3 years (Duration: 2011 - 2013)
FLUXNET2015:   3 years (Duration: 2011 - 2013)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   240 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   385 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246156
Description:The conventional cropland site is rain fed and no irrigation is applied. As it is located in a part of the historic Great Black Swamp, drainage tiles are deployed around 0.5–1.0 m beneath the ground surface in order to draw down the water level. The soil is classified as silty clay and silty clay loam. The cultivation practices include minimum tillage and both insect and weed control.  During the study period, the cropland was planted with soybean and winter wheat.
Acknowledgments:Supported by NOAA (NA10OAR4170224) & NSF (NSF1034791)
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
H Chu, J Chen, JF Gottgens, Z Ouyang, R John, K Czajkowski, R Becker, 2014, Net ecosystem methane and carbon dioxide exchanges in a Lake Erie coastal marsh and a nearby cropland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119 (5), 722-740 Primary_Citation

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