General Site Information
Site ID:US-Vcp
Site Name:Valles Caldera Ponderosa Pine
Tower Team: PI: Marcy Litvak <> - University of New Mexico
BADMContact: Bobby Mullin <> - University of New Mexico
DataManager: Alex Moody <> - University of New Mexico
Technician: Steven W. Crisp <> - University of New Mexico
Elevation (m):2542
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Dfb (Warm Summer Continental: significant precipitation in all seasons )
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):9.8
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):550
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   10 years (Duration: 2007 - 2016)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   284 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246122
Description:The Valles Caldera Ponderosa Pine site is located in the 1200km2 Jemez River basin of the Jemez Mountains in north-central New Mexico at the southern margin of the Rocky Mountain ecoregion. The Ponderosa Pine forest is the warmest and lowest (below 2700m) zone of the forests in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Its vegetation is composed of a Ponderosa Pine (Pinus Ponderosa) overstory and a Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii) understory.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
ANDERSON‐TEIXEIRA, KRISTINA J., et al. "Differential responses of production and respiration to temperature and moisture drive the carbon balance across a climatic gradient in New Mexico." Global Change Biology 17.1 (2011): 410-424. Reference

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