General Site Information
Site ID:US-Ne1
Site Name:Mead - irrigated continuous maize site
Tower Team: PI: Andy Suyker <asuyker1@unl.edu> - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Latitude:41.1651
Longitude:-96.4766
Elevation (m):361
NetworkAmeriFlux
IGBP:CRO (Croplands)
Climate Koeppen:Dfa (Humid Continental: humid with severe winter, no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):10.07
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):790
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   13 years (Duration: 2001 - 2013)
FLUXNET2015:   13 years (Duration: 2001 - 2013)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   5 years (Duration: 2001 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   279 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   627 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   246 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246084
Description:The study site is one of three fields (all located within 1.6 km of each other) at the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Nebraska. This site is irrigated with a center pivot system. Prior to the initiation of the study, the irrigated site had a 10-yr history of maize-soybean rotation under no-till. A tillage operation (disking) was done just prior to the 2001 planting to homogenize the top 0.1 m of soil, incorporate P and K fertilizers, as well as previously accumulated surface residues. Since the tillage operation, the site has been under no-till management until the harvest of 2005. Following harvest, a conservation-plow tillage operation was initiated where a small amount of N fertilizer is sprayed on the residue immediately prior to the plow operation. Approximately 1/3 of the crop residue is left on the surface. The post-harvest conservation-plow operation continues as the current practice.
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