Central Plains Experimental Range NEON - United States of America

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Site Name
Central Plains Experimental Range NEON
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United States of America
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Site Description
The Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER) is a core terrestrial field site in NEON's Central Plains Domain 10. CPER is located at the western edge of the Pawnee National Grasslands in Colorado, 19 kilometers northeast of Nunn, Colorado. Remote sensing surveys of this field site collect lidar, spectrometer and high-resolution RGB camera data. The flux/meteorological tower at this site is 26' with 4 measurement levels. The tower top extends above the vegetation canopy to allow sensors mounted at the top and along the tower to capture the full profile of atmospheric conditions from the top of the vegetation canopy to the ground. The tower collects physical and chemical properties of atmosphere-related processes, such as humidity, wind, and net ecosystem gas exchange. Precipitation data are collected by a tipping bucket at the top of the tower and a series of throughfalls located in the soil array. This site has five soil plots placed in an array within the airshed of the flux tower. Field ecologists collect the following types of observational data at this site: Terrestrial organisms (birds, ground beetles, mosquitoes, plants, small mammals, soil microbes, ticks), Biogeochemical data, and soil data. Total data products planned for this site: 113
Last modified
2020-07-27 10:07:54


General Characteristics and Status
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Affiliation and Network Specific Information
GERIThis site is a verified "GERI" member.
NEON (CPER)This site is a verified "NEON" member.
First day of field deployment at CPER
First day of field deployment at CPER
CPER soil plots
CPER soil plots
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