AmeriFlux Network aids global synthesis



The carbon cycle science community has called for demonstrable progress in streamlining terrestrial-atmosphere observations into a global network to enable syntheses and regional to global modeling of the role of terrestrial ecosystems in climate change. The AmeriFlux network of about 100 research sites is the primary research group and data provider for large syntheses on terrestrial carbon cycling in the Americas. To broaden the value of the network, AmeriFlux has developed a database design and new guidelines for the submission of micrometeorological, meteorological, and biological data to the archive.