General Site Information
Site ID:US-Var
Site Name:Vaira Ranch- Ione
Tower Team: PI: Dennis Baldocchi <Baldocchi@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
AncContact: Joe Verfaillie <jverfail@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
FluxContact: Siyan Ma <syma@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
Latitude:38.4133
Longitude:-120.9507
Elevation (m):129
NetworkAmeriFlux
IGBP:GRA (Grasslands)
Climate Koeppen:Csa (Mediterranean: mild with dry, hot summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):15.8
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):559
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   16 years (Duration: 2000 - 2015)
FLUXNET2015:   15 years (Duration: 2000 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   6 years (Duration: 2001 - 2006)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   254 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   625 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   260 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1245984
Description:Located in the lower foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on privately owned land, the Vaira Ranch site is classified as a grassland dominated by C3 annual grasses. Managed by local rancher, Fran Vaira, brush has been periodically removed for cattle grazing. Species include a variety of grasses and herbs, including purple false brome, smooth cat's ear, and rose clover. Growing season is confined to the wet season only, typically from October to early May.
Acknowledgments:This research was supported in part by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER63638
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