Long-term carbon dioxide and water flux database, Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Arizona, United States

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[1] We present the carbon dioxide and water flux data along with associated meteorological data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Southwest Watershed Research Center, on the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed from 1997 through 2006. Measurements were collected from a shrub and grass community using the Bowen ratio energy balance systems and were presented in 20-min time steps. Meteorological and Bowen ratio data were imported into spreadsheets for quality control and calculations of carbon dioxide and water fluxes. The data are available at http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/dap/.

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