Italy: Torgnon

Latitude: 45.84378
Longitude: 7.577642

Tower: Torgnon (IT-Tor)
Tower: Torgnon (IT-Tor)

  • Network: FLUXNET, ICOS, LTER
  • Principal investigator: Marta Galvagno
  • PI-affiliated institution: Environmental Protection Agency of Aosta Valley (ARPA VDA)
  • Primary IGBP ecosystem type: Grasslands
  • Dominant plant functional type: Grass
  • Recent and historic disturbance and management events that may affect this site:
    • No disturbance information submitted
  • Flux data collection:
    • Start date: April 2008
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Flux methods:
    • Chambers
    • Eddy covariance
  • Optical data collection:
    • Start date: April 2011
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Data collection period: Continuous operation: Variable collected continuously with the reported method.
  • Data scale: Canopy, Stand
  • Collection methods: Tower
  • Types of data collected: Albedo (CNR4 (Kipp & Zonen)), fAPAR (LI-190 (LI-COR) above and below canopy), NDVI (Decagon (SRS), Cropscan, Skye), PAR (LI-190 (LI-COR)), PRI (Decagon (SRS), Cropscan, Skye), PYR (LI-190 (LI-COR)), Webcam (Nikon (RGB), Stardot (NIR+RGB)), Species composition (leaf collection, Apogee MC-100), Canopy temperature (survey),
  • Publications
    • Rossini, M., S. Cogliati, M. Meroni, M. Migliavacca, M. Galvagno, L. Busetto, E. Cremonese et al. "Remote sensing-based estimation of gross primary production in a subalpine grassland." Biogeosciences 9, no. 7 (2012): 2565-2584.
    • Migliavacca, Mirco, Marta Galvagno, Edoardo Cremonese, Micol Rossini, Michele Meroni, Oliver Sonnentag, Sergio Cogliati et al. "Using digital repeat photography and eddy covariance data to model grassland phenology and photosynthetic CO 2 uptake." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, no. 10 (2011): 1325-1337.
    • Galvagno, M., Wohlfahrt, G., Cremonese, E., Rossini, M., Colombo, R., Filippa, G., ... & Migliavacca, M. (2013). Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season. Environmental Research Letters, 8(2), 025008.
    • Balzarolo, Manuela, Karen Anderson, Caroline Nichol, Micol Rossini, Loris Vescovo, Nicola Arriga, Georg Wohlfahrt et al. "Ground-based optical measurements at European flux sites: a review of methods, instruments and current controversies." Sensors 11, no. 8 (2011): 7954-7981.

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