General Site Information
Site ID:US-Var
Site Name:Vaira Ranch- Ione
Tower Team: PI: Dennis Baldocchi <Baldocchi@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
AncContact: Joe Verfaillie <jverfail@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
FluxContact: Siyan Ma <syma@berkeley.edu> - University of California, Berkeley
Technician: Daphne Szutu <daphneszutu@berkeley.edu> - UC Berkeley
Latitude:38.41329154
Longitude:-120.9507564
Elevation (m):129
NetworkAmeriFlux, Phenocam
IGBP:GRA (Grasslands: Lands with herbaceous types of cover. Tree and shrub cover is less than 10%. Permanent wetlands lands with a permanent mixture of water and herbaceous or woody vegetation. The vegetation can be present in either salt, brackish, or fresh water.)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):15.8
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):559
Data Products: FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: FLUXNET2015:   15 years (Duration: 2000 - 2014)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   6 years (Duration: 2001 - 2006)
Data Downloads to Date: FLUXNET2015:   2156 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   280 unique downloads
Data DOIs: FLUXNET2015 DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1440094
Description:Located in the lower foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on privately owned land, the Vaira Ranch site is classified as a grassland dominated by C3 annual grasses. Managed by local rancher, Fran Vaira, brush has been periodically removed for cattle grazing. Species include a variety of grasses and herbs, including purple false brome, smooth cat's ear, and rose clover. Growing season is confined to the wet season only, typically from October to early May.
Acknowledgments:This research was supported in part by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER63638
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