General Site Information
Site_name:Santa Rita Mesquite
Tower_team:PI: Russell Scott - - United States Department of Agriculture
IGBP:WSA (Woody Savannas)
Climate_Koeppen:Bsk (Steppe: warm winter)
Mean Annual Temp (degrees C):17.92
Mean Annual Precip. (mm):380
Years Of Data Available:Ameriflux: 12 (Duration: 2004 - 2015)
FLUXNET: 3 (Duration: 2004 - 2006)
Description:Semidesert grassland encroached by mesquite (Prosopis velutina) trees. Please see Scott et al. 2009 JGR-Biogeo, 114, G04004
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Papers relevant to understanding the site
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
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
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: 10.1111/1365-2745.12161Reference
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

Fluxnet Proposals Using this Site
Andrew JarvisA data-based cross-site evaluation of (optimal) carbon gain and water use strategies as expressed in FLUXNET eddy covariance dataJarvis;Stauch1st Draft ready
Enrico TomelleriCalibration of a light use efficiency model using FLUXNET dataTomelleri;Reichstein;Papale;Gorner1st Draft ready
Enrico TomelleriClimatic effects on the inter‐annual variability of net ecosystem fluxes of North America and EuropeTomelleri; Migliavacca; Carvalhais1st Draft ready
Ian RossInfluence of climate soil and vegetation on rain pulses responses in seasonal drought ecosystems or across different ecosystemsRoss;Misson;Carrara;Litvak1st Draft ready
Manish VermaUse of FLUXNET data product to evaluate productivity metrics derived from satellite remote sensingRichardson; Verma1st Draft ready
Manuela BalzaroloAnalysing the relationships among carbon fluxes and broadband vegetation indices at global scaleBalzarolo; Papale1st Draft ready
Paul StoyThe effects of vegetation on surface temperature: a bottom-up approach from a global network of eddy covariance flux towersStoy; Katul; Juang; Siqueira; Novick; Williams; Clement; Moncreiff; Lloyd1st Draft ready
Xianglan LiDevelopment of a Physical-Empirical algorithm for global terrestrial latent heat flux based on FLUXNET data set and MODIS productsLi; Chen1st Draft ready
Xianglan LiEvaluation of global terrestrial latent heat flux simulations of 45 CMIP5 models using global eddy covariance observationsLi; Chen1st Draft ready
Youngryel RyuSpatial and temporal variations of gross primary productivity and evaporation over the global land from 2000 to 2009 using MODIS and FLUXNETRyu; Baldocchi1st Draft ready
Alessandro CescattiValidation of MODIS albedo product at the FLUXNET sitesCescatti; Schaaf; Cook; Marcolla; Richardson; LawManuscript submitted
Bo JiangComparison of empirical models for surface daytime net radiation estimationJiang; Wohlfahrt; ZhangManuscript submitted
Christian BeerUpscaling mean annual GPP from ecosystem level to the global land surfaceBeer; Tomelleri; Reichstein; Carvalhais; Jung; Papale; Peylin; CiaisPaper published
Christopher WilliamsCarbon Dioxide and Water Flux Responses to Extreme Weather and Climate AnomaliesWilliams; Munger; Hollinger; Stoy; Richardson; Schaefer; Stockli; SchwalmPaper published
Dennis BaldocchiHow Day and Night Sampling Minimizes Autocorrelation between Canopy Photosynthesis and Ecosystem RespirationBaldocchi; SturtevantPaper published
Gitta LasslopExtended hyperbolic light response curve including VPD effects to derive GPP estimates mainly based on daytime dataLasslop; Reichstein; PapalePaper published
Guillod BenoîtThe impact of evapotranspiration on convective rainfall eventsGuillod; Seneviratne; Buchmann; Orlowsky; Reichstein; Ciais; TeulingPaper published
Jingfeng XiaoLinking Disturbance and Nitrogen Availability to Carbon and Water Cycling: Improved Upscaling of Carbon and Water Fluxes from Towers to Continental and Global ScalesXiao; Ollinger; ChenPaper published
Lucas JonesGlobal mapping of net ecosystem CO2 exchange using integrated satellite optical-IR and microwave remote sensing: Algorithm Development for the SMAP Decadal Survey MissionJones; Kimball; Running; Zhang; YiPaper published
Martin JungIdentifying environmental and biophysical controls of monthly carbon and water fluxesJung; Reichstein; Papale; TomelleriPaper published
Miguel D. MahechaTime scale dependent parameter estimation: principle and example elaboration in an model-eddy covariance data fusion experimentMahecha; Reichstein; Carvalhais; Lasslop; Lange; SeneviratnePaper published
Paul StoyEnergy balance closure at global eddy covariance research sites is related to landscape-level surface heterogeneityStoy; IbromPaper published
Philippe CiaisWhat the eddy-covariance flux measurements tell us about prior errors in CO2-flux inversion schemesChevallier; Ciais; Maignan; Wang; ReichsteinPaper published
Rodrigo VargasA mycocentric perspective on environmental factors controlling CO2 fluxes from terrestrial ecosystemsVargas; Baldocchi; Allen; HasselquistPaper published
Sonia SeneviratneMulti-scale land-atmosphere interactionsSeneviratne; Reichstein; Ciais; Buchmann; StockliPaper published
Timothy W. HiltonWhat is the spatial and temporal coherence of flux tower signalsHilton; Davis; Ciais; DesaiPaper published
Dario PapaleA new global spatialized estimate of NEP, GPP and TER and analysis of uncertainty and limiting factors using data driven models and eddy covariance measurementsPapale, Reichstein, TomelleriSites selected and PIs contacted with 1st figures
Jingfeng XiaoGlobal Patterns and Interannual Variability of Water Use EfficiencyXiao; ChenSites selected and PIs contacted with 1st figures
Miguel D. MahechaEffects of hydrometerorological extremes on land-atmosphere fluxesMahecha; Rammig; PapaleSites selected and PIs contacted with 1st figures
Andrew RichardsonExploring relationships among carbon exchange, foliar nitrogen, and canopy albedo at global scalesRichardson; Ollinger; Martin; HollingerStarted with 1st overview and site selection
Christian BernhoferAnalyzing long-term FLUXNET measurements for reliable ET values across ecosystems types and across climatic regionsBernhofer; Koestner; Knohl; Lindroth; Grünwald; RiedelStarted with 1st overview and site selection
Christopher R. SchwalmUsing FLUXNET to diagnose climatic variability of the terrestrial carbon sink from 1948 to 2099Schwalm; Jung; Reichstein; PapaleStarted with 1st overview and site selection
Fred HuemmrichHyperspectral Remote Sensing of Carbon FluxesHuemmrich; Middleton; MargolisStarted with 1st overview and site selection
Sonia WhartonExamining the effects of teleconnection patterns on ecosystem flux exchange at FLUXNET towers along the Pacific RimWharton; Vargas; FalkStarted with 1st overview and site selection
Gianluca TramontanaFLUXCOM – an intercomparison study on the estimation of global flux fields from eddy covariance data using empirical up-scaling techniquesReichstein; Papale; Jung; Ryu; Xiao; FisherUnknown
Philippe CiaisEvaluation and estimation of biogeochemical flux model error on multiple time scales based on La Thuile eddy-covariance flux measurementsCiais; PiaoUnknown
Qiang LiuAn Evaluation of GLASS Albedo ProductLiu; Qua; Wang; Liu; Liu; LiangUnknown

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