Australia: Tumbarumba

Latitude: -35.656558
Longitude: 148.151689

View of Eucalyptus canopy, nadir view from platform, forest floor from monitoring site, instrument mass and forest canopy

  • Ecosystem type: Evergreen Broadleaf Forests
  • Network: OzFlux
  • Principal investigator: Will Woodgate
  • PI-affiliated institution: CSIRO Land & Water
  • Primary IGBP ecosystem type: Evergreen Broadleaf Forests
  • Dominant plant functional type: Evergreen broadleaf trees
  • Recent and historic disturbance and management events that may affect this site:
    • Drought: Prolonged water deficiency; hydrologic or climatic drought.
    • Forestry: Forest management such as logging of any kind, plantation planting, or herbicide application.
    • Plant or soil damage from pests, insects, pathogens, blight, and other disease.
    • Temperature extreme: Heat wave or freeze
  • Flux data collection:
    • Start date: March 2000
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Flux methods:
    • Chamber
    • Eddy covariance
  • Optical data collection:
    • Start date: February 2002
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Data scale: Leaf, Canopy, Stand
  • Collection methods: Manual, Tower, Airborne
  • Types of data collected: Albedo (CNR1), fAPAR (sensor network), Imaging spectrometer (Headwall VNIR N-series), LiDAR (terrestrial, airborne), NDVI (tower), PAR, PRI (derived from Headwall imagery), PYR (cnr1), Relative humidity (vaisala), Solar-induced fluorescence (via Headwall VNIR), Spectral reflectance (USB2000, Headwall), webcam (in and above canopy), GEE, GEP, GPP (all parameters), Acoustic measurements (song meter sm2), Canopy structure (Vegnet sensor, LiDAR, PAR, sensor network), Species composition (Leaf level Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Lutein ++ with HPLC, Nitrogen and Carbon content, SPAD), Canopy temperature (survey 100*100m plot), Thermal infrared (FLIR), precipitation (TB3)
  • Publications:
    • Woodgate W, van Gosel E, Suarez L, Hughes D, Norton A, Dempsey R, Cabello-Leblic A, Held A. Remote sensing of vegetation light use efficiency: exploring new formulations robust to variations with canopy depth. EGUGA. 2018 Apr:10703.
    • Song R, Muller JP, Kharbouche S, Woodgate W. Intercomparison of surface albedo retrievals from MISR, MODIS, CGLS using tower and upscaled tower measurements. Remote Sensing. 2019 Jan;11(6):644.
    • Barraza V, Restrepo-Coupe N, Huete A, Grings F, Van Gorsel E. Passive microwave and optical index approaches for estimating surface conductance and evapotranspiration in forest ecosystems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2015 Nov 1;213:126-37.
    • Leuning R, Hughes D, Daniel P, Coops NC, Newnham G. A multi-angle spectrometer for automatic measurement of plant canopy reflectance spectra. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2006 Aug 15;103(3):236-45.

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