General Site Information
Site ID:US-Ne3
Site Name:Mead - rainfed maize-soybean rotation site
Tower Team: PI: Andy Suyker <> - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Elevation (m):363
IGBP:CRO (Croplands)
Climate Koeppen:Dfa (Humid Continental: humid with severe winter, no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):10.11
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):784
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:   219 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   513 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   238 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246086
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. While the other two sites are equipped with irrigation systems, this site relies on rainfall. 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 initiation of the study in 2001, this site has been under no-till management.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
A. A. Gitelson. 2004. Wide dynamic range vegetation index for remote quantification of biophysical characteristics of vegetationJournal of Plant Physiology. 161:2, 165-173. Reference
A. A. Gitelson; A. Vina; T. J. Arkebauer; D. C. Rundquiwt; G. Keydan; B. Leavitt. 2003. Remote estimation of leaf area index and green leaf biomass in maize canopiesGeophysical Research Letters. 30:5, 1248, doi: 10. 1029/2002GL016450. Reference
A. A. Gitelson; S. B. Verma; D. C. Rundquist; G. Keydan; B. Leavitt; T. J. Arkebauer; G. G. Burba; A. E. Suyker. 2003. Novel techniques for remote estimation of carbon dioxide flux in maizeGeophysical Research Letters. 30:9, 1486, doi: 10. 1029/2002/GL016543. Reference
A. D. Richardson; D. Y. Hollinger; G. G. Burba; K. J. Davis; L. B. Flanagan; G. G. Katul; J. W. Munger; D. M. Ricciuto; P. C. Stoy; A. E. Suyker; S. B. Verma; S. C. Wofsy. 2006. A multi-site analysis of random error in tower-based measurements of carbon and energy fluxesAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 136:1-2, 1-18. Reference
A. Dobermann; J. L. Ping; V. I. Adamchuk; G. C. Simbahan; R. B. Ferguson. 2003. Classification of crop yield variability in irrigated production fieldsAgronomy Journal. 95, 1105-1120. Reference
A. E. Suyker; S. B. Verma; G. G. Burba; T. J. Arkebauer; D. T. Walters; K. G. Hubbard. 2004. Growing season carbon dioxide exchange in irrigated and rainfed maizeAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 124:1-2, 1-13. Reference
A. Vina; A. A. Gitelson; D. C. Rundquist; G. Keydan; B. Leavitt; J. Schepers. 2004. Monitoring maize (Zea mays L.) phenology with remote sensingAgronomy Journal. 96:July-August, 1139-1147. Reference
A. Vina; G. M. Henebry; A. A. Gitelson. 2004. Satellite monitoring of vegetation dynamics: Sensitivity enhancement by the wide dynamic range vegetation indexGeophysical Research Letters. 31:doi: 10.1029/2003GL019034, L04503 (pages 1-4). Reference
Andrew E. Suyker; Shashi B. Verma; George G. Burba; Timothy J. Arkebauer. 2005. Gross primary production and ecosystem respiration of irrigated maize and irrigated soybean during a growing seasonAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 131, 180-190. Reference
B. T. Amos; T. J. Arkebauer, J. W. Doran. 2005. Soil surface fluxes of greenhouse gases in an irrigated maize-based agroecosystemSoil Science Society of America Journal. 387-395. Reference
D. Ginting; D. Eghball. 2005. Nitrous oxide emission from no-till irrigated corn: temporal fluctuation and wheel traffic effectsSoil Science Society of America Journal. 69:May-June, 915-924. Reference
G. C. Simbahan; A. Dobermann; J. L. Ping. 2004. Screening yield monitor data improves grain yield mapsAgronomy Journal. 96, 1091-1102. Reference
H. S. Yang; A. Dobermann; J. L. Lindquist; D. T. Walters; T. J. Arkebauer; K. G. Cassman. 2004. Hybrid-maize - a maize simulation model that combines two crop modeling approachesField Crops Research. 87, 131-154. Reference
J. L. Ping; A. Dobermann. 2003. Creating spatially contiguous yield classes for site-specific managementAgronomy Journal. 95, 1121-1131. Reference
J. L. Ping; A. Dobermann. 2005. Processing of yield map dataPrecision Agriculture. 6, 193-212. Reference
K. G. Cassman; A. Dobermann; D. T. Walters; H. S. Yang. 2003. Meeting cereal demand while protecting natural resources and improving environmental qualityAnnual Review Environment and Resources. 315-358. Reference
Rezaul Mahmood; Kenneth G. Hubbard. 2005. Assessing bias in evapotranspiration and soil moisture estimates due to the use of modeled solar radiation and dew point temperature dataAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 130:1-2, 71-84. Reference
Simbahan, G.C., A. Dobermann, P. Goovaerts, J.L. Ping, and M.L. Haddix. 2006. Fine-resolution mapping of soil organic carbon based on multivariate secondary data. Geoderma 132, 471-489. Reference
Verma, S.B., A. Dobermann, K.G. Cassman, D.T. Walters, J.M.H. Knops, T.J. Arkebauer, A.E. Suyker, G.G. Burba, B. Amos, H.S. Yang, D. Ginting, K.G. Hubbard, A.A. Gitelson, and E.A. Walter-Shea. 2005. Annual carbon dioxide exchange in irrigated and rainfed Reference

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