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Mexico: La Paz

Latitude: 24.133333
Longitude: -110.433333

Mexico: La Paz
La Paz eddy covariance tower measuring CO2 flux, evapotranspiration, and energy budget of a Larrea-Cardon desert ecosystem
La Paz eddy covariance tower measuring CO2 flux, evapotranspiration, and energy budget of a Larrea-Cardon desert ecosystem

  • Network: AmeriFlux
  • Principal investigator: Steven Hastings
  • PI-affiliated institution: San Diego State University
  • Primary IGBP ecosystem type: Open Shrublands
  • Dominant plant functional type: Shrub
  • Recent and historic disturbance and management events that may affect this site:
    • Forestry: Forest management such as logging of any kind, plantation planting, or herbicide application.
    • Grazing: Herbivory or browsing by mammals, managed or wild.
    • Land cover change: Land use and land cover change; invasion; woody or urban encroachment
  • Flux data collection:
    • Start date: April 2000
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Flux methods:
    • Eddy covariance
  • Optical data collection:
    • Start date: July 2002
    • 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: PAR, PYR (LI-COR LI-200SA), Relative humidity (Vaisala HMP35C), Net radiometer (Radiation and Energy Balance Systems), Acoustic measurements (Sonic Anemometer Gill WindMaster PRO),
  • Publications
    • Hastings SJ, Oechel WC, Muhlia‐Melo A. Diurnal, seasonal and annual variation in the net ecosystem CO2 exchange of a desert shrub community (Sarcocaulescent) in Baja California, Mexico. Global Change Biology. 2005 Jun;11(6):927-39.
    • Erisman B, Mascarenas I, Paredes G, de Mitcheson YS, Aburto-Oropeza O, Hastings P. Seasonal, annual, and long-term trends in commercial fisheries for aggregating reef fishes in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Fisheries Research. 2010 Dec 1;106(3):279-88.
    • Brusca RC, Findley LT, Hastings PA, Hendrickx ME, Cosio JT, van der Heiden AM. Macrofaunal diversity in the Gulf of California. Biodiversity, ecosystems, and conservation in Northern Mexico. 2005;179.
    • Hastings JR, Turner RM. Seasonal precipitation regimes in Baja California, Mexico. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography. 1965 Dec 1;47(4):204-23.

External home page: http://ameriflux.ornl.gov/fullsiteinfo.php?sid=16
Data download:
ftp://cdiac.ornl.gov//pub/ameriflux/data/Level1/Sites_ByName//La_Paz