General Site Information
Site ID:US-Twt
Site Name:Twitchell Island
Tower Team: PI: Dennis Baldocchi <> - University of California, Berkeley
AncContact: Joe Verfaillie <> - University of California, Berkeley
FluxContact: Elke Eichelmann <> - UC Berkeley
Technician: Daphne Szutu <> - UC Berkeley
Affiliate: Sara Knox <> - University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Elevation (m):-7
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:   6 years (Duration: 2009 - 2014)
FLUXNET-CH4 Community:   9 years (Duration: 2009 - 2017)
Data Downloads to Date: FLUXNET2015:   2444 unique downloads
FLUXNET-CH4 Community:   159 unique downloads
Data DOIs: FLUXNET2015 DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1440106 FLUXNET-CH4 Community DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1669700
Description:The Twitchell Island site is a rice paddy that is owned by the state and managed by the California Department of Water Resources. While Bare Peat field was leveled for rice planting, the tower was installed on April 3, 2009. The rice paddy was converted from corn in 2007. In Summer 2009, Bispyribac-sodium and Pendimethalin herbicides were applied to the fields prior to rice planting and flooding, then pesticide and fertilizer application took place. Each year after rice is planted in the spring by drilling, the field is flooded. Then, the field is drained in early fall, rice is harvested, and the field site is moved.
Acknowledgments:California Department of Water Resources; USDA/AFRI
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