Nimmo Plains

Fluxnet Information
Site Name: Nimmo Plains
Description: The Nimmo High Plains flux station is located in high elevation (1340m), sub-alpine grassland in southern NSW. The site is a naturally occurring open grass/herb-field classified as sod tussock grassland. The dominant species is comprised of various Poa spp. Surrounding the open grasslands are ridge top distributions of Eucalyptus pauciflora spp. niphophila/Eucalyptus pauciflora spp. pauciflora. This site is seasonally grazed and also hosts additional seasonal campaigns looking at soil derived fluxes of greenhouse gases and additional measures of evapotranspiration (i.e. scintillometer measurements) The instrument tripod is 3m tall with a supplemental 4m guyed mast for radiation sensors. Fluxes of carbon dioxide, water vapour and heat are quantified with open-path eddy covariance instrumentation. Ancillary measurements include temperature, air humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation, incoming and outgoing shortwave radiation, incoming and outgoing long wave radiation, incoming total and diffuse PAR and reflected PAR. Soil water content and temperature are measured at six soil depths. Surface soil heat fluxes are also measured.
Status: Active, core measurements presently being made
Fluxnet Site Code: AU-Nim
Location Information
Country: Australia
Coordinates:
(Lat, Long)
-36.2159, 148.5525

Contacts

Investigator Information
Investigator: Robert Simpson
r.simpson@usyd.edu.au
University of Sydney
Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Sydney NSW
Australia 2570
9351.8840

Data Links

Data Collection Timeframe:2007-2013
Links to Additional Site Related Information
MODIS Visualization: http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/MODIS/GR_col5_1/mod_viz.html?id=2792

Site Characteristics

FLUXNET Determined Variables

Site Characteristics
GTOPO30 Elevationmore info: 1247m
KGCCmore info: Cfb - Warm temperate fully humid with warm summer
Plant Functional Typemore info: Grass
NPP Land Covermore info: Annual Grass Vegetation
LAI F/PAR Land Covermore info: Grasses/Cereal Crops
UMD Land Covermore info: Grasslands
IGBP Land Covermore info: Grasslands

Affiliations

Affiliation Information
Affiliation Name: OzFlux
Affiliation ID: nimmo
Affiliation Site Page: http://www.ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/nimmo/index.html

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Investigator Information
Investigator: Robert Simpson
r.simpson@usyd.edu.au
University of Sydney
Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Sydney NSW
Australia 2570
9351.8840
Location Information
Country: Australia
Coordinates:
(Lat, Long)
-36.2159, 148.5525
Affiliation Information
Affiliation Name: OzFlux
Affiliation ID: nimmo
Affiliation Site Page: http://www.ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/nimmo/index.html
Site Characteristics
GTOPO30 Elevationmore info: 1247m
KGCCmore info: Cfb - Warm temperate fully humid with warm summer
Plant Functional Typemore info: Grass
NPP Land Covermore info: Annual Grass Vegetation
LAI F/PAR Land Covermore info: Grasses/Cereal Crops
UMD Land Covermore info: Grasslands
IGBP Land Covermore info: Grasslands
Data Collection Timeframe:2007-2013
Links to Additional Site Related Information
MODIS Visualization: http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/MODIS/GR_col5_1/mod_viz.html?id=2792
Flux Collection Information
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