General Site Information
Site ID:US-Me6
Site Name:Metolius Young Pine Burn
Tower Team: PI: Bev Law <> - Oregon State University
FluxContact: Hyojung Kwon <> - Oregon State University
BADMContact: Whitney Creason <> - Oregon State University
Technician: Chad Hanson <> - Oregon State University
Elevation (m):998
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Csb (Mediterranean: mild with dry, warm summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):7.59
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):494
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   5 years (Duration: 2010 - 2014)
FLUXNET2015:   5 years (Duration: 2010 - 2014)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   198 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   617 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246128
Description:The study site is located east of the Cascade mountains, near Sisters, Central Oregon and is part of the Metolius cluster sites with different age and disturbance classes within the AmeriFlux network. After a severe fire in 1979, the site was salvage logged, was acquired by the US Forest Service land and re-forested in 1990. The dominant overstory vegetation are 20-year old ponderosa pine trees with an average height of 5.2 +/- 1.1 m. The season maximum overstory half-sided LAI was 0.6 m2 m-2 in 2010. Tree density is low, with ca. 162 trees ha-1.
Acknowledgments:This research was supported by the Office of Science (BER), US Department of Energy (Award DE SC0005322), and a Leopoldina Research Fellowship to NKR (LPDS 2009-37)
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