General Site Information
Site ID:US-Dix
Site Name:Fort Dix
Tower Team: PI: Ken Clark <kennethclark@fs.fed.us> - USDA Forest Service
Latitude:39.9712
Longitude:-74.4346
Elevation (m):48
NetworkAmeriFlux
IGBP:MF (Mixed Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Cfa (Humid Subtropical: mild with no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):11.07
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):1127
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   4 years (Duration: 2005 - 2008)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   224 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246045
Description:The Fort Dix site is located in the upland forests of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the largest continuous forested landscape on the Northeastern coastal plain. Upland forests occupy 62% of the 1.1 million acre Pine Barrens and can be divided into three dominant stand types, Oak/Pine (19.1%), Pine/Oak (13.1%), and Pitch Pine/Scrub oak (14.3%). The majority of mature upland forests are the product of regeneration following late 19th century logging and charcoaling activities. Gypsy moths first appeared in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey in 1966. Since the time of arrival, the upland forest stands have undergone several episodes of defoliation, the most significant occurred in 1972, 1981, and 1990. In recent years, the overstory oaks and understory oaks and shrubs of the Fort Dix stand, underwent two periods of defoliation by Gypsy moth, in 2006 and 2007. During these two years, maximum leaf area reached only 70% of the 2005 summer maximum.
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