Central Plains Experimental Range NEON - United States of America

The Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER) is a core terrestrial field site in NEON's Central Plains Domain 10. CPER is located at the western edge of the Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado, 19 kilometers northeast of Nunn, Colorado. Remote sensing surveys of this field site collect lidar, spectrometer and high-resolution RGB camera data. The flux/meteorological tower at this site is 26' with 4 measurement levels. The tower top extends above the vegetation canopy to allow sensors mounted at the top and along the tower to capture the full profile of atmospheric conditions from the top of the vegetation canopy to the ground. The tower collects physical and chemical properties of atmosphere-related processes, such as humidity, wind, and net ecosystem gas exchange. Precipitation data are collected by a tipping bucket at the top of the tower and a series of throughfalls located in the soil array. This site has five soil plots placed in an array within the airshed of the flux tower. Field ecologists collect the following types of observational data at this site: Terrestrial organisms (birds, ground beetles, mosquitoes, plants, small mammals, soil microbes, ticks), Biogeochemical data, and soil data. Total data products planned for this site: 113

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Provenance
Creator Melissa Marquez
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry deims.org
Publication Year 2020
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
OpenAccess true
Contact marquez(at)battelleecology.org
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Language English
Format text/html
Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (-104.791W, 40.783S, -104.677E, 40.870N)