General Site Information
Site ID:US-NR1
Site Name:Niwot Ridge Forest (LTER NWT1)
Tower Team: PI: Peter Blanken <Blanken@Colorado.EDU> - University of Colorado
AncContact: Sean Burns <> - University of Colorado
FluxContact: Russell Monson <> - The University of Arizona
Affiliate: David Bowling <> - University of Utah
Elevation (m):3050
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Dfc (Subarctic: severe winter, no dry season, cool summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):1.5
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):800
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   17 years (Duration: 1998 - 2014)
FLUXNET2015:   17 years (Duration: 1998 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   5 years (Duration: 1999 - 2003)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   288 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   491 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   78 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246088
Description:The Niwot Ridge AmeriFlux site is located in a subalpine forest ecosystem just below the Continental Divide near Nederland, CO. The site is located at 3050 m elevation, within 600m of the NOAA C1 long-term monitoring station, approximately 8 km east of the Continental Divide. The surrounding subalpine forest is ~97 years old and in a state of aggradation, having recovered from early twentieth century logging (Monson, et al. Global Change Biology (2002), 8 459-478).
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