Micrometeorology-Ecology Experiment in South Korea


From 05/2010 to 11/2010

Staff: Peng Zhao, Johannes Lüers, Steve Lindner, Bora Lee, Sinkyu Kang, Thomas Foken, John Tenhunen

The field campaign was carried out in the framework of TERRECO (Complex TERRain and ECOlogical Heterogeneity) project Work Package 1-02. The aim is to investigate the energy and matter exchange above farmlands (both flooded and unflooded fields) during the whole growing period including monsoon seasons in a complex, heterogeneous mountainous terrain. The measurement was conducted from May 12th to November 8th, 2010, at Haean-myun Catchment, Yanggu-gun, Kangwon-do, South Korea (대한민국 강원도 양구군 해안면, 大韓民國江原道楊口郡亥安面), which is located close to the border between South Korea and North Korea. We chose a typical rice field and a typical potato field, which are two major types of farmlands in Haean. An eddy covariance measurement complex was installed to collect the fluctuation of the 3D wind vector, water vapor and carbon dioxide concentration at a sampling frequency of 20 Hz continuously. It was moved between the two fields so as to obtain data from both wet and dry surfaces. Biomass of the crops was sampled manually about every two weeks. Weather information includes data acquired by 14 automatic weather stations, weather charts downloaded from website of Korea Meteorological Administration, and manually observation. The data obtained from this experiment are used to investigate the dynamics of ecosystem-atmosphere energy and matter exchange in croplands.

List of publications of this Experiment

Zhao, P; Lüers, J: Improved determination of daytime net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide at croplands, Biogeosciences Discussions, 9, 2883-2919 (2012), doi:10.5194/bgd-9-2883-2012 [Link] -- Details
Zhao, P; Lüers, J; Olesch, J; Foken, T: Complex TERRain and ECOlogical Heterogeneity (TERRECO);WP 1-02: Spatial assessment of atmosphere-ecosystem exchanges via micrometeorological measurements, footprint modeling and mesoscale simulations ; Documentation of the Observation Period May 12th to Nov. 8th, 2010, Haean, South Korea, Arbeitsergebnisse, Universität Bayreuth, Abt. Mikrometeorologie (ISSN 1614-8916), 45, 1 - 43 (2011)

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