FLUXNET is a global network of over a thousand sites that collect micro-meteorological flux measurements – this data is critical to understanding how different ecosystems respond to climate change over time. Data from different regions is generated in different forms and collected from different remote sensing and climate models. However, FLUXNET network data has not been updated since 2015 and although a variety of international ecosystems host monitors, the data is currently not collectively compiled and up to date.
Our team’s main goal for the semester was to compile, clean, and begin to analyze some of the newest datasets from global flux tower networks. More specifically, we attempted to update the 2015 FLUXNET dataset and transform the most recent data from both the Ameriflux and Chinaflux networks.