Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

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The Southern Great Plains (SGP) carbon dioxide flux (CO2FLUX) measurement systems provide half-hour average fluxes of CO2, H2O (latent heat), sensible heat, and momentum. The systems use the eddy covariance technique, which computes the fluxes from the vertical wind speed in combination with the concentrations of CO2 and H2O, temperature, and horizontal wind speed, respectively. A 3D sonic anemometer obtains the wind components and the temperature, while an infrared gas analyzer measures CO2 and H2O.

A sub-system also measures half-hour averages of radiation, meteorological, and soil measurements.


  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3