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Site: Twitchell Alfalfa

The Twitchell Alfalfa site is an alfalfa field owned by the state of California and leased to third parties for farming. The tower was installed on May 24, 2013. This site and the surrounding region are part of the San Joaquin - Sacramento River Delta drained beginning in the 1850's and subsequently used for agriculture. The field has been alfalfa for more than 5 years. Crop rotation occurs every 5-6 years. The site is harvested by mowing and bailing several times per year. The site is irrigated by periodically by flooding ditches surrounding the field.

Ameriflux BADM Site Info

Last field site visit: more fieldnotes

2018-01-11 09:35:00 Installed another HMP60 for comparison, tried to fix tipping bucket code, power off LVD, Rice roads flooded, increased solar panel angle

Equipment installed at the site: more details
Campbell Sci. Multiplexer AM16/32B
Campbell Sci. Multiplexer AM25T
Campbell Sci. Data Logger CR1000
Campbell Sci. Interface NL115
Decagon Narrow Band SRS-Ni NDVI
Dynamax Soil Moisture Probe ML2x
Fabricated Battery Bank BB-Fab
Fabricated LED sensor LED-NDVI
Forerunner-Eosense CO2 probe GP-001
Forerunner-Eosense CO2 probe GP-001ex
Gill Anemometer WM 1590
Hukseflux Heat Flux Plate HFP01
Hukseflux Net Radiometer NR01
Kipp & Zonen PAR Sensor PAR-LITE
Kipp & Zonen PAR Sensor PQS 1
Licor Gas Analyzer LI-7500A
Licor Interface LI-7550
StarDot Camera SD130BN
Vaisala CO2 probe GMM221
Vaisala CO2 probe GMP221
Vaisala RH & Temp HMP60

Data Streams:

TA_met 30 minute average soil temperature, soil moisture, soil heat flux, air temp, RH and pressure.
TA_flux 30 minute averages of the 10Hz raw flux data.
TA_rad 30 min average PAR in and reflected, SW in and reflected, LW in and reflected, LED NDVI
TA_fd Soil respiration data from the second generation Forced Diffusion chamber from Eosense. The raw data is collected at 5min intervals and averaged to 30min values.
TA_soilco2 Soil CO2 data from Vaisala probes in gradients and forced diffusion chamber.
TA_cam RGB digital number data extracted from autocam photos from four photos from 13:25 to 14:45

    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporters.