United States: Nebraska: Mead - rainfed maize-soybean rotation site

Latitude: 41.17967
Longitude: -96.43965

Mead irrigated maize soybean rotation tower
Mead irrigated maize soybean rotation tower
Mead irrigated maize soybean rotation site
Mead irrigated maize soybean rotation site

  • Network: AmeriFlux
  • Principal investigator: Andy Sukyer
  • PI-affiliated institution: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Primary IGBP ecosystem type: Croplands
  • Dominant plant functional type: Broad-leaf crops
  • Recent and historic disturbance and management events that may affect this site:
    • Agriculture: Agricultural management of any kind, such as cultivation (including tillage, plowing, or discing), harvest, irrigation, pesticides, planting, or liming
    • Drought: Prolonged water deficiency; hydrologic or climatic drought
    • Storm or wind: Major storms including unusually high-precipitation and unusually high-wind events e.g. hurricane, tornado, blizzard, hail, flooding from storm, etc.
  • Flux data collection:
    • Start date: April 2001
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Flux methods:
    • Chambers
    • Eddy Covariance
    • Hercules Remote Sensing Vehicle
  • Optical data collection:
    • Start date: May 2003
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Data collection period: Continuous operation: Variable collected continuously with the reported method.
  • Data scale: Leaf, Canopy, Stand
  • Collection methods: Manual, Tower, Airborne, Data from all-terrain motorized remote sensing vehicle
  • Types of data collected: Albedo (from radiation tower), fAPAR (near radiation tower), green fAPAR (near radiation tower), NDVI (as of 2015 with Decagon SRS), PAR (incoming and transmitted PAR), PRI (as of 2015 with Decagon SRS), PYR (from radiation tower), Relative Humidity (from flux tower), Spectral reflectance (canopy level from mobile platform and radiation tower), Canopy structure (biomass and phenological stage),

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