Journal article

The FLUXNET2015 dataset and the ONEFlux processing pipeline for eddy covariance data

Gilberto Pastorello, Carlo Trotta, Eleonora Canfora, Housen Chu, Danielle Christianson, You-Wei Cheah, Cristina Poindexter, Jiquan Chen, Abdelrahman Elbashandy, Marty Humphrey, Peter Isaac, Diego Polidori, Alessio Ribeca, Catharine van Ingen, Leiming Zhang, Brian Amiro, Christof Ammann, M Altaf Arain, Jonas Ardo, Timothy Arkebauer Show all

Scientific Data | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


The FLUXNET2015 dataset provides ecosystem-scale data on CO2, water, and energy exchange between the biosphere and the atmosphere, and other meteorological and biological measurements, from 212 sites around the globe (over 1500 site-years, up to and including year 2014). These sites, independently managed and operated, voluntarily contributed their data to create global datasets. Data were quality controlled and processed using uniform methods, to improve consistency and intercomparability across sites. The dataset is already being used in a number of applications, including ecophysiology studies, remote sensing studies, and development of ecosystem and Earth system models. FLUXNET2015 inclu..

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Awarded by Natural Environment Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the many people who helped with generating high quality data through the years at all sites, and the funding sources to the sites and networks, for the data collection, curation, and sharing that make this dataset possible. The eddy covariance data were acquired and shared by the following networks: AmeriFlux, AfriFlux, AsiaFlux, CarboAfrica, CarboEuropeIP, CarboItaly, CarboMont, ChinaFlux, Fluxnet-Canada, GreenGrass, ICOS, KoFlux, LBA, NECC, OzFlux-TERN, TCOS-Siberia, Swiss FluxNet and USCCC. The ERA-Interim reanalysis data were provided by ECMWF and processed by Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l'environnement (LSCE). The FLUXNET eddy covariance data processing and harmonization was carried out by the European Fluxes Database Cluster and the AmeriFlux Management Project (with support by European Union H2020 projects and U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, respectively), with contributions from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre, and OzFlux, ChinaFlux, and AsiaFlux offices.