General Site Information
Site Name:Morgan Monroe State Forest
Tower Team: PI: Kim Novick <> - Indiana University
PI: Rich Phillips <> - Indiana University
FluxContact: Quan Zhang <> - Indiana University
BADMContact: Eddie Brzostek <> - Indiana University
DataManager: Michael Benson <> - Indiana University
Technician: Steven Scott <> - Indiana University
Affiliate: Danilo Dragoni <> - Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Affiliate: Faiz Rahman <> - Indiana University
Affiliate: Hans Peter Schmid <> - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMK-IFU
Affiliate: Joshua Fischer <> - NASA JPL
Elevation (m):275
IGBP:DBF (Deciduous Broadleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Cfa (Humid Subtropical: mild with no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):10.85
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):1032
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   16 years (Duration: 1999 - 2014)
FLUXNET2015:   16 years (Duration: 1999 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   7 years (Duration: 1999 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   253 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   654 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   258 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246080
Description:Owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Morgan Monroe State Forest, the site's namesake, is operated thanks to the long-term agreement between Indiana University and IDNR. The first settlers cleared the surrounding ridges for farming, but were largely unsuccessful. The state of Indiana purchased the land in 1929, creating the Morgan Monroe State Forest. Many of the trees in the tower footprint are 60-80 years old, surviving selective logging that ended over the past 10 years. Today, the forest is a secondary successional broadleaf forest within the maple-beech to oak hickory transition zone of the eastern deciduous forest.
Acknowledgments:Research at the MMSF site was supported by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-07ER64371
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