ICOS eddy covariance flux-station site setup

a review

Corinna Rebmann, Marc Aubinet, Hape Schmid, Nicola Arriga, Mika Aurela, George Burba, Robert Clement, Anne De Ligne, Gerardo Fratini, Bert Gielen, John Grace, Alexander Graf, Patrick Gross, Sami Haapanala, Mathias Herbst, Lukas Hortnagl, Andreas Ibrom, Lilian Joly, Natascha Kljun, Olaf Kolle & 20 others Andrew Kowalski, Anders Lindroth, Denis Loustau, Ivan Mammarella, Matthias Mauder, Lutz Merbold, Stefan Metzger, Meelis Molder, Leonardo Montagnani, Dario Papale, Marian Pavelka, Matthias Peichl, Marilyn Roland, Penelope Serrano-Ortiz, Lukas Siebicke, Rainer Steinbrecher, Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, Timo Vesala, Georg Wohlfahrt, Daniela Franz

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Abstract

The Integrated Carbon Observation System Re-search Infrastructure aims to provide long-term, continuous observations of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapour. At ICOS ecosystem stations, the principal technique for measurements of ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of GHGs is the eddy-covariance technique. The establishment and setup of an eddy-covariance tower have to be carefully reasoned to ensure high quality flux measurements being representative of the investigated ecosystem and comparable to measurements at other stations. To fulfill the requirements needed for flux determination with the eddy-covariance technique, variations in GHG concentrations have to be measured at high frequency, simultaneously with the wind velocity, in order to fully capture turbulent fluctuations. This requires the use of high-frequency gas analysers and ultrasonic anemometers. In addition, to analyse flux data with respect to environmental conditions but also to enable corrections in the post-processing procedures, it is necessary to measure additional abiotic variables in close vicinity to the flux measurements. Here we describe the standards the ICOS ecosystem station network has adopted for GHG flux measurements with respect to the setup of instrumentation on towers to maximize measurement precision and accuracy while allowing for flexibility in order to observe specific ecosystem features.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Agrophysics
Volume32
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)471-494
Number of pages28
ISSN0236-8722
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Fields of Science

  • ICOS
  • tower set up
  • protocol
  • greenhouse gas
  • eddy covariance technique
  • INDUCED FLOW DISTORTION
  • NET ECOSYSTEM EXCHANGE
  • WATER-VAPOR
  • CARBON-DIOXIDE
  • GAS ANALYZER
  • FOOTPRINT ESTIMATION
  • QUALITY ASSESSMENT
  • SONIC ANEMOMETERS
  • SCALAR FLUXES
  • CO2 STORAGE
  • 114 Physical sciences

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Rebmann, C., Aubinet, M., Schmid, H., Arriga, N., Aurela, M., Burba, G., ... Franz, D. (2018). ICOS eddy covariance flux-station site setup: a review. International Agrophysics, 32(4), 471-494. https://doi.org/10.1515/intag-2017-0044
Rebmann, Corinna ; Aubinet, Marc ; Schmid, Hape ; Arriga, Nicola ; Aurela, Mika ; Burba, George ; Clement, Robert ; De Ligne, Anne ; Fratini, Gerardo ; Gielen, Bert ; Grace, John ; Graf, Alexander ; Gross, Patrick ; Haapanala, Sami ; Herbst, Mathias ; Hortnagl, Lukas ; Ibrom, Andreas ; Joly, Lilian ; Kljun, Natascha ; Kolle, Olaf ; Kowalski, Andrew ; Lindroth, Anders ; Loustau, Denis ; Mammarella, Ivan ; Mauder, Matthias ; Merbold, Lutz ; Metzger, Stefan ; Molder, Meelis ; Montagnani, Leonardo ; Papale, Dario ; Pavelka, Marian ; Peichl, Matthias ; Roland, Marilyn ; Serrano-Ortiz, Penelope ; Siebicke, Lukas ; Steinbrecher, Rainer ; Tuovinen, Juha-Pekka ; Vesala, Timo ; Wohlfahrt, Georg ; Franz, Daniela. / ICOS eddy covariance flux-station site setup : a review. In: International Agrophysics. 2018 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 471-494.
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In: International Agrophysics, Vol. 32, No. 4, 12.2018, p. 471-494.

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Rebmann C, Aubinet M, Schmid H, Arriga N, Aurela M, Burba G et al. ICOS eddy covariance flux-station site setup: a review. International Agrophysics. 2018 Dec;32(4):471-494. https://doi.org/10.1515/intag-2017-0044