General Site Information
Site ID:US-Tw3
Site Name:Twitchell Alfalfa
Tower Team: PI: Dennis Baldocchi <> - University of California, Berkeley
FluxContact: Sam Chamberlain <> - UC Berkeley
Technician: Daphne Szutu <> - UC Berkeley
Technician: Joe Verfaillie <> - University of California, Berkeley
Affiliate: Elke Eichelmann <> - UC Berkeley
Affiliate: Patty Oikawa <> - University of California, Berkeley
Elevation (m):-4
NetworkAmeriFlux, Phenocam
IGBP:CRO (Croplands: Lands covered with temporary crops followed by harvest and a bare soil period (e.g., single and multiple cropping systems). Note that perennial woody crops will be classified as the appropriate forest or shrub land cover type.)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):15.6
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):421
Data Products: FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET-CH4 Community Dataset
Data Availability: FLUXNET2015:   2 years (Duration: 2013 - 2014)
FLUXNET-CH4 Community:   2 years (Duration: 2013 - 2014)
Data Downloads to Date: FLUXNET2015:   2580 unique downloads
FLUXNET-CH4 Community:   158 unique downloads
Data DOIs: FLUXNET2015 DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1440110 FLUXNET-CH4 Community DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1669697
Description:The Twitchell Alfalfa site is an alfalfa field owned by the state of California and leased to third parties for farming. The tower was installed on May 24, 2013. This site and the surrounding region are part of the San Joaquin - Sacramento River Delta drained beginning in the 1850's and subsequently used for agriculture. The field has been alfalfa for X years…., Crop rotation occurs every 5-6 years. The site is harvested by mowing and bailing several times per year. The field is fallow typically between November and February. The site is irrigated by periodically-flooded ditches surrounding the field. The site is irrigated by raising, and subsequently lowering the water table??
Acknowledgments:Biometeorology Lab, University of California, Berkeley, PI: Dennis Baldocchi
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