General Site Information
Site ID:US-NC1
Site Name:NC_Clearcut
Tower Team: PI: Asko Noormets <> - North Carolina State University
Technician: Michael Gavazzi <> - USDA FS EFETAC
Elevation (m):5
IGBP:OSH (Open Shrublands)
Climate Koeppen:Cfa (Humid Subtropical: mild with no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):16.6
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):1320
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   5 years (Duration: 2005 - 2009)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   2 years (Duration: 2005 - 2006)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   200 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   83 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246082
Description:The North Carolina Clearcut site is located in a pine plantation amongst the mixed forests of the North Carolina lower coastal plain. Owned by the Weyerhaeuser Company, the plantation is managed for the purpose of commercial logging. In 2004, 70 ha of 75 year old native hardwoods was harvested. Following the clearcut, the stand was bedded and planted with loblolly pine seedlings. The only significant natural disturbances during the measurement period was a severe drought that lasted from summer of 2007 through 2008. Consequently, the 2007 total amount of precipitation was 486 mm below the 30-year norm.
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