General Site Information
Site ID:US-NR1
Site Name:Niwot Ridge Forest (LTER NWT1)
Tower Team: PI: Peter Blanken <Blanken@Colorado.EDU> - University of Colorado
AncContact: Sean Burns <> - University of Colorado
FluxContact: Russell Monson <> - The University of Arizona
Affiliate: David Bowling <> - University of Utah
Elevation (m):3050
NetworkAmeriFlux, Phenocam
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests: Lands dominated by woody vegetation with a percent cover >60% and height exceeding 2 meters. Almost all trees remain green all year. Canopy is never without green foliage.)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):1.5
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):800
Data Products: FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: FLUXNET2015:   17 years (Duration: 1998 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   5 years (Duration: 1999 - 2003)
Data Downloads to Date: FLUXNET2015:   2566 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   78 unique downloads
Data DOIs: FLUXNET2015 DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1440087
Description:The Niwot Ridge AmeriFlux site is located in a subalpine forest ecosystem just below the Continental Divide near Nederland, CO. The site is located at 3050 m elevation, within 600m of the NOAA C1 long-term monitoring station, approximately 8 km east of the Continental Divide. The surrounding subalpine forest is ~97 years old and in a state of aggradation, having recovered from early twentieth century logging (Monson, et al. Global Change Biology (2002), 8 459-478). Additional data, photos, and information can be found at: Burns S. P., P. D. Blanken, and R. K. Monson (2020): Data, Photographs, Videos, and Information for the Niwot Ridge Subalpine Forest (US-NR1) AmeriFlux site. AmeriFlux Management Project.
Acknowledgments:Funding for the AmeriFlux core site US-NR1 data was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
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