General Site Information
Site ID:US-Snd
Site Name:Sherman Island
Tower Team: PI: Dennis Baldocchi <Baldocchi@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
AncContact: Joe Verfaillie <jverfail@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
FluxContact: Patty Oikwawa <patty.oikawa@csueastbay.edu> - Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA
Affiliate: Matteo Detto <teoparaglider@gmail.com> - Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Latitude:38.0373
Longitude:-121.7537
Elevation (m):-5
NetworkAmeriFlux
IGBP:GRA (Grasslands)
Climate Koeppen:Csa (Mediterranean: mild with dry, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):15.6
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):358
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   8 years (Duration: 2007 - 2014)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   207 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246094
Description:The Sherman Island site is a 38-ha peatland pasture, west of the Delta, that is owned by the state and managed by the California Department of Water Resources. The site is degraded and heavily grazed with ~100 cattle in the area that circumscribes the main field and fetch. The island has been drained and farmed since the late 1800s. The soils of the Delta overlay deep peat that was sequestered over the Holocene period as sea-level rose and flooding of archaic wetlands prevented decomposition of roots and stems. Hence, the upper 10 m of peatland has been lost to decomposition, compaction, and subsidence. Today a mineral soil overlays a peat layer, which coincides with the general depth of the water table. This site was discontinued in 2015 as the land was converted into a restored wetland. A new site was established in 2016 nearby, US_Sne
Acknowledgments:Biometeorology Lab, University of California, Berkeley, PI: Dennis Baldocchi
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