Journal article

Interactions between nocturnal turbulent flux, storage and advection at an "ideal" eucalypt woodland site

Ian D McHugh, Jason Beringer, Shaun C Cunningham, Patrick J Baker, Timothy R Cavagnaro, Ralph Mac Nally, Ross M Thompson

Biogeosciences | Copernicus Publications | Published : 2017


While the eddy covariance technique has become an important technique for estimating long-term ecosystem carbon balance, under certain conditions the measured turbulent flux of CO2 at a given height above an ecosystem does not represent the true surface flux. Profile systems have been deployed to measure periodic storage of CO2 below the measurement height, but have not been widely adopted. This is most likely due to the additional expense and complexity and possibly also the perception, given that net storage over intervals exceeding 24 h is generally negligible, that these measurements are not particularly important. In this study, we used a 3-year record of net ecosystem exchange of CO2 a..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was made possible by funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC, Linkage Project "More bang for your carbon buck: carbon, biodiversity and water balance consequences of whole-catchment carbon farming" [LP0990038]). Ian D. McHugh would also like to thank Peter Isaac for his invaluable comments during development of the manuscript. Finally, Ian D. McHugh, Jason Beringer, Patrick J. Baker, Timothy R. Cavagnaro, Ralph Mac Nally and Ross M. Thompson deeply regret the passing in September 2016 of Shaun C. Cunningham, who made significant contributions to this work.