Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

amc > Ameriflux Measurement ComponentInstrument Type(s) > Baseline

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


Hobeichi S, G Abramowitz, and J Evans. 2021. "Robust historical evapotranspiration trends across climate regimes." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(7), 10.5194/hess-25-3855-2021.


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.

McCombs A, A Hiscox, and A Suyker. 2019. "Point-to-Grid Conversion in Flux Footprints: Implications of Method Choice and Spatial Resolution for Regional-Scale Studies." Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 172(3), 10.1007/s10546-019-00455-2.


Raczka B, S Biraud, J Ehleringer, C Lai, J Miller, D Pataki, S Saleska, M Torn, B Vaughn, R Wehr, and D Bowling. 2017. "Does vapor pressure deficit drive the seasonality of δ13C of the net land-atmosphere CO exchange across the United States?" Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(8), 10.1002/2017JG003795.

Lu Y, I Williams, J Bagley, M Torn, and L Kueppers. 2017. "Representing winter wheat in the Community Land Model (version 4.5)." Geoscientific Model Development, 10(5), 10.5194/gmd-10-1873-2017.
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