General Site Information
Site ID:US-Dk3
Site Name:Duke Forest - loblolly pine
Tower Team: PI: Chris Oishi <christopher.oishi@gmail.com> - USDA Forest Service
PI: Kim Novick <knovick@indiana.edu> - Indiana University
PI: Paul Stoy <paul.stoy@montana.edu> - Montana State University
Latitude:35.9782
Longitude:-79.0942
Elevation (m):163
NetworkAmeriFlux
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Cfa (Humid Subtropical: mild with no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):14.36
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):1170
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   11 years (Duration: 1998 - 2008)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   5 years (Duration: 2001 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   229 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   76 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246048
Description:The site was established in 1983 following a clear cut and a burn. Pinus taeda L. (loblolly pine) seedlings were planted at 2.4m by 2.4m spacing and ecosystem development has not been managed after planting. Canopy height increased from 16m in 2001 to 18m in 2004. The canopy is comprised primarily of P. taeda with some emergent Liquidambar styraciflua L. and a diverse and growing understory with 26 different woody species of diameter breast height 42.5 cm. The flux tower lies upwind of the CO2-enriched components of the free atmosphere carbon enrichment (FACE) facility located in the same pine forest. EC instrumentation is at 20.2m on a 22m tower.
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