Sturt Plains

Fluxnet Information
Site Name: Sturt Plains
Description: The Sturt Plains flux station is located approximately 280km north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. The flux tower site is 280km north of Tennant Creek, amongst a low lying plain dominated by Mitchell Grass (gen. Astrebla). Elevation of the site is close to 250m and mean annual precipitation at a nearby Bureau of Meteorology site is 640mm. Maximum temperatures range from 28.4°C (in June/ July) to 39.1°C (in December), while minimum temperatures range from 11.2°C (in July) to 24.4°C (in December). The instrument mast is 5 meters tall. Heat, water vapour and carbon dioxide measurements are taken using the open-path eddy flux technique. Temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall and net radiation are measured. Soil heat fluxes are measured and soil moisture content is gathered using time domain reflectometry. Ancillary measurements taken at the site include LAI, leaf-scale physiological properties (gas exchange, leaf isotope ratios, N and chlorophyll concentrations), vegetation optical properties and soil physical properties. Airborne based remote sensing (Lidar and hyperspectral measurements) was carried out across the transect in September 2008.
Status: Active, core measurements presently being made
Fluxnet Site Code: AU-Stp
Location Information
Country: Australia
Coordinates:
(Lat, Long)
-17.1508, 133.3503

Contacts

Investigator Information
Investigator: Jason Beringer (Website)
jason.beringer@uwa.edu.au

Monash University
School of Geography and Environmental Science
P.O. Box 11A
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3800
0061 3 99 05 9352
Investigator: Shaun Cunningham
shaun.cunningham@sci.monash.edu.au
Monash University
Monash University, School of Biological Sciences
Clayton, Victoria
Australia, 3800
+61 3 9905 5613

Data Links

Data Collection Timeframe:2008-2013
Links to Additional Site Related Information
MODIS Visualization: http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/MODIS/GR_col5_1/mod_viz.html?id=2858

Site Characteristics

FLUXNET Determined Variables

Site Characteristics
KGCCmore info: BSh - Arid Steppe hot
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 Site Page: http://www.ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/sturtplains/index.html

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Investigator Information
Investigator: Jason Beringer (Website)
jason.beringer@uwa.edu.au

Monash University
School of Geography and Environmental Science
P.O. Box 11A
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3800
0061 3 99 05 9352
Investigator: Shaun Cunningham
shaun.cunningham@sci.monash.edu.au
Monash University
Monash University, School of Biological Sciences
Clayton, Victoria
Australia, 3800
+61 3 9905 5613
Location Information
Country: Australia
Coordinates:
(Lat, Long)
-17.1508, 133.3503
Affiliation Information
Affiliation Name: OzFlux
Affiliation Site Page: http://www.ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/sturtplains/index.html
Site Characteristics
KGCCmore info: BSh - Arid Steppe hot
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:2008-2013
Links to Additional Site Related Information
MODIS Visualization: http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/MODIS/GR_col5_1/mod_viz.html?id=2858
Flux Collection Information
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