General Site Information
Site Name:Morgan Monroe State Forest
Tower Team: PI: Kim Novick <> - Indiana University
PI: Rich Phillips <> - Indiana University
BADMContact: Mike Voyles <> - Indiana University
Technician: Steven Scott <> - Indiana University
Affiliate: Hans Peter Schmid <> - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMK-IFU
Affiliate: Quan Zhang <> - Indiana University
Elevation (m):275
NetworkAmeriFlux, Phenocam
IGBP:DBF (Deciduous Broadleaf Forests: Lands dominated by woody vegetation with a percent cover >60% and height exceeding 2 meters. Consists of broadleaf tree communities with an annual cycle of leaf-on and leaf-off periods.)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):10.85
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):1032
Data Products: FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: FLUXNET2015:   16 years (Duration: 1999 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   7 years (Duration: 1999 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: FLUXNET2015:   2401 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   278 unique downloads
Data DOIs: FLUXNET2015 DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1440083
Description:Owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Morgan Monroe State Forest, the site's namesake, is operated thanks to the long-term agreement between Indiana University and IDNR. The first settlers cleared the surrounding ridges for farming, but were largely unsuccessful. The state of Indiana purchased the land in 1929, creating the Morgan Monroe State Forest. Many of the trees in the tower footprint are 60-80 years old, surviving selective logging that ended over the past 10 years. Today, the forest is a secondary successional broadleaf forest within the maple-beech to oak hickory transition zone of the eastern deciduous forest.
Acknowledgments:AmeriFlux Management Project
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