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The Ameriflux Measurement Component system comprises 12 soil temperature and volumetric water content (VWC) reflectometers and a set of upwelling and downwelling photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) sensors, all deployed within the fetch, or range, of the eddy correlation flux measurement system. Soil temperature and VWC sensors placed at two depths (10 and 30 cm below the vegetation layer) at six locations or microsites allow soil property inhomogeneity to be monitored across a landscape.


  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Active Locations

Facility Name Start Date
Central Facility, Barrow AK 2012-08-08
Morrison, OK (Extended) 2016-04-04


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Mobilia M and A Longobardi. 2020. Evaluation of Meteorological Data-Based Models for Potential and Actual Evapotranspiration Losses Using Flux Measurements. In 20th Int. Conf. Computational Science and Its Applicat, Ed. by O. Gervasi, et al, pp. 3-18. Cham: Springer Nature.


Levitan N, Y Kang, M Özdoğan, V Magliulo, P Castillo, F Moshary, and B Gross. 2019. "Evaluation of the Uncertainty in Satellite-Based Crop State Variable Retrievals Due to Site and Growth Stage Specific Factors and Their Potential in Coupling with Crop Growth Models." Remote Sensing, 11(16), 10.3390/rs11161928.

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