General Site Information
Site Name:KUOM Turfgrass Field
Tower Team: PI: Joe McFadden <> - University of California, Santa Barbara
Elevation (m):301
IGBP:GRA (Grasslands)
Climate Koeppen:Dfa (Humid Continental: humid with severe winter, no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):7.9
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):777
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   5 years (Duration: 2005 - 2009)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   160 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246145
Description:The site was a low-maintenace lawn consisting of cool-season turfgrasses, typical of residential lawns or urban parks in the study area. It was mowed to a height of 70 mm approximately once per week with clippings left to decompose on the surface, was not irrigated, and received one application of inorganic N fertilizer per year. The surrounding suburban residential neighborhood experienced rapid residential development in the 1950s; prior to that time, farms and nurseries were the predominant land-use types. Note that the land management of the field site changed (removal of the turfgrass lawn and planting of trees) AFTER the flux study was completed--this means that imagery after 2009 does not show the land conditions during the flux study.
Acknowledgments:The KUOM flux study was funded by NASA (NNG04GN80G) as a component of the NACP
Site image(s): No images.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Hiller, R. V., J. P. McFadden, and N. Kljun. 2011. Interpreting CO2 fluxes over a suburban lawn: The influence of traffic emissions. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 138: 215–230. Reference

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