DOE Data Explorer title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: AmeriFlux AmeriFlux US-xNW NEON Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station (NIWO)

Abstract

This is the AmeriFlux version of the carbon flux data for the site US-xNW NEON Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station (NIWO). Site Description - The Niwot Ridge sits approximately 27 km west of Boulder, Colorado, and 6 km east of the Continental Divide. Topography, climate, and biota of the site are representative of Rocky Mountain alpine ecosystems, including extensive alpine tundra (mostly herbs, some shrubs and scree) and subalpine coniferous forests (Abies lasciocarpa and Picea engelmanii at higher elevations), talus slopes, wetlands and a variety of glacial landforms. Characterized by cold and relatively long winters, Niwot Ridge has an average annual temperature of 1.5°C and average annual precipitation of 800 mm. Most precipitation falls as snow and summer precipitation falls primarily during afternoon thunderstorms. Located on the eastern side of the Continental Divide at 3,000-3,500 m elevation, the site best captures chemical inputs produced along the Front Range and is well situated to observe other east/west flows across the Southern Rockies in conjunction with other NEON sites.

Authors:

  1. NEON Program, Battelle
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). AmeriFlux; National Ecological Observatory Network
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Geolocation:
40.0543, -105.5824
OSTI Identifier:
1671898
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.17190/AMF/1671898
Project Location:

DOE DataExplorer Dataset Location Google Map

Citation Formats

Network), NEON. AmeriFlux AmeriFlux US-xNW NEON Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station (NIWO). United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.17190/AMF/1671898.
Network), NEON. AmeriFlux AmeriFlux US-xNW NEON Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station (NIWO). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.17190/AMF/1671898
Network), NEON. 2020. "AmeriFlux AmeriFlux US-xNW NEON Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station (NIWO)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.17190/AMF/1671898. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1671898. Pub date:Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2020
@article{osti_1671898,
title = {AmeriFlux AmeriFlux US-xNW NEON Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station (NIWO)},
author = {Network), NEON},
abstractNote = {This is the AmeriFlux version of the carbon flux data for the site US-xNW NEON Niwot Ridge Mountain Research Station (NIWO). Site Description - The Niwot Ridge sits approximately 27 km west of Boulder, Colorado, and 6 km east of the Continental Divide. Topography, climate, and biota of the site are representative of Rocky Mountain alpine ecosystems, including extensive alpine tundra (mostly herbs, some shrubs and scree) and subalpine coniferous forests (Abies lasciocarpa and Picea engelmanii at higher elevations), talus slopes, wetlands and a variety of glacial landforms. Characterized by cold and relatively long winters, Niwot Ridge has an average annual temperature of 1.5°C and average annual precipitation of 800 mm. Most precipitation falls as snow and summer precipitation falls primarily during afternoon thunderstorms. Located on the eastern side of the Continental Divide at 3,000-3,500 m elevation, the site best captures chemical inputs produced along the Front Range and is well situated to observe other east/west flows across the Southern Rockies in conjunction with other NEON sites.},
doi = {10.17190/AMF/1671898},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}