2007-July 2019 overview of fluxes from US-Wjs
Top panel: Monthly net ecosystem exchange of carbon (NEE, net carbon balance where positive values indicate net carbon release to the atmosphere and negative values indicate net carbon stored in the ecosystem). Second from top: Monthly sums of Gross Primary Production (GPP, total carbon entering ecosystem through photosynthesis) and Ecosystem Respiration (RE, total carbon released through both autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration). Third from top: Monthly sums of Evapotranspiration (ET, total water released to atmosphere through transpiration and evapotranspiration) and incoming solar radiation (Rg). Bottom panel: Monthly precipitation totals (Precip) and average air temperature (bottom).
History of site
This tower is located in the Southwestern Tablelands in the central part of NM on a private ranch approximately 25 km south of Willard, NM. This site is currently funded through Ameriflux Management Project, which started in 2013. The installation of this site was funded by NSF-EPSCoR award to NM, and funding from a NASA ROSES award (2010-2013). This tower has been operational since May 2007. The grasses are occasionally grazed on by cattle at the ranch.