General Site Information
Site Name:Santa Rita Mesquite
Tower Team: PI: Russell Scott <> - United States Department of Agriculture
Elevation (m):1120
IGBP:WSA (Woody Savannas)
Climate Koeppen:Bsk (Steppe: warm winter)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):17.92
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):380
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   13 years (Duration: 2004 - 2016)
FLUXNET2015:   11 years (Duration: 2004 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   3 years (Duration: 2004 - 2006)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   313 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   798 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   89 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246104
Description:Semidesert grassland encroached by mesquite (Prosopis velutina) trees. Please see Scott et al. 2009 JGR-Biogeo, 114, G04004
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
Barron-Gafford, G.A., Scott, R.L., Jenerette, G.D., and Huxman, T.E. 2011. The relative controls of temperature, soil moisture, and plant functional group on soil CO2 efflux at diel, seasonal, and annual scales. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 116, G01023, doi:10.1029/2010JG001442. Reference
Barron-Gafford, G.A., Scott, R.L., Jenerette, G.D., Hamerlynck, E.P., Huxman, T.E. 2013. Landscape and environmental controls over leaf and ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes under woody plant expansion. Journal of Ecology, 101, 1471–1483. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12161 Reference
Hamerlynck, E.P., Scott, R.L., Barron-Gafford, G.A., Cavanaugh, M.L., Susan Moran, M., and Huxman, T.E. 2012. Cool-season whole-plant gas exchange of exotic and native semiarid bunchgrasses. Plant Ecology, 213, 1229-1239, doi:10.1007/s11258-012-0081-x. Reference
Potts, D.L., Scott, R.L., Bayram, S., and Carbonara, J. 2010. Woody plants modulate the temporal dynamics of soil moisture in a semi-arid mesquite savanna. Ecohydrology, 3, 20-27, doi:10.1002/eco.91. Reference
Scott, R.L. 2010. Using watershed water balance to evaluate the accuracy of eddy covariance evaporation measurements for three semiarid ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150, 219-225. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.11.002. Reference
Scott, R.L., Cable, W.L., and Hultine, K.R. 2008. The ecohydrologic significance of hydraulic redistribution in a semiarid savanna. Water Resources Research, 44, W02440. Reference
Scott, R.L., Jenerette, G.D., Potts, D.L., and Huxman, T.E. 2009. Effects of seasonal drought on net carbon dioxide exchange from a woody-plant-encroached semiarid grassland. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 114, G04004. Primary_Citation

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