Lenoir Landing NEON - United States of America
Lenoir Landing NEON
United States of America
The Lenoir Landing (LENO) relocatable terrestrial site is part of NEON's Ozarks Complex Domain 7. LENO is located across the 4,218-acre Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge and Lenoir Landing Park. The site is located in southwest Alabama approximately 129km (80 mi) north of Mobile. Lenoir Landing Park hosts the Data Tower and tower plots and is managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The distributed plots are located 5 km south of the tower shed on the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The site is characterized by Hardwood bottomland with seasonal flooding and is located along the Tomgigbee River which hosts the Lower Tombigbee river aquatic site. Remote sensing surveys of this field site collect lidar, spectrometer and high-resolution RGB camera data. The flux/meteorological tower at this site is 149 with 6 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.
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