General Site Information
Site ID:US-ORv
Site Name:Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
Tower Team: PI: Gil Bohrer <> - The Ohio State University
DataManager: Timothy Morin <> - The Ohio State University
Elevation (m):221
IGBP:WET (Permanent Wetlands)
Climate Koeppen:Cfa (Humid Subtropical: mild with no dry season, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):11.63
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):1499
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   1 years (Duration: 2011 - 2011)
FLUXNET2015:   1 years (Duration: 2011 - 2011)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   227 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   472 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246135
Description:The ORWRP site is a 21-ha large-scale, long-term wetland campus facility that is owned by Ohio State University. It is designed to provide teaching, research, and service related to wetland and river science and ecological engineering. The site has been developed in several phases: Phase 1 (1992 - 1994) - Construction of two 2.5-acre deepwater marshes and a river water delivery system began, with pumps installed on the floodplain to bring water from the Olentangy River. In May 1994, one wetland was planted with marsh vegetation, while the other remained as an unplanted control; Phase 2 (1994 - 1999) - Development of a research and teaching infrastructure took place with the construction of boardwalks, a pavilion, and a compound. The creation of the 7-acre naturally flooded oxbow was also included; Phase 3 (2000 - 2003) - As a research building was created, three additional wetlands were created in the vicinity of the building, including a stormwater wetland that receives runoff from the roof of the building; Phase 4 - The current phase involves research access to the Olentangy River.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Mitsch, W. J., L. Zhang, K. C. Stefanik, A. M. Nahlik, C. J. Anderson, B. Bernal, M. Hernandez, and K. Song. 2012. Creating wetlands: primary succession, water quality changes, and self-design over 15 years. BioScience 62:237-250. Background

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