Morrison, R. et al

Net ecosystem carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange and meteorological observations collected at peatlands across Wales, Scotland and England, 2008-2020

This dataset contains time series observations of land surface-atmosphere net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange (NEE) and supporting micrometeorological observations collected at 13 peatland eddy covariance (EC) flux observation sites located across Wales, Scotland and England. Sites were active at different timescales between 2008 and 2020. The dataset represents a subset of the variables measured at each site.

The full range of variables monitored at each location can be accessed via EIDC records and/or by contacting the authors.

This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

Publication date: 2021-03-30


Study area
Temporal extent
2008-01-01    to    2020-12-31

Provenance & quality

Eddy covariance (EC) and micrometeorological observations were made using open- or closed-path eddy covariance systems.
Turbulent flux densities were calculated from the raw EC data using the EddyPRO® Flux Calculation Software.
Quality Control of EC data involved removal of statistical outliers and tests that theoretical requirements for the successful application of the EC technique were not violated significantly.
Further details are available in the supporting documentation.


Evans, C. D., Peacock, M., Baird, A. J., Artz, R. R. E., Burden, A., Callaghan, N., Chapman, P. J., Cooper, H. M., Coyle, M., Craig, E., Cumming A, Dixon, S., Gauci, V., Grayson, R. P., Helfter, C., Heppell, C. M., Holden, J., Jones, D. L., Kaduk, J., Levy, P., Matthews, R., McNamara, N. P., Misselbrook, T., Oakley, S., Page, S., Rayment, M., Ridley, L. M., Stanley, K. M., Williamson, J. L., Worrall, F. and Morrison R (in press): Overriding water table control on managed peatland greenhouse gas emissions, In press for Nature

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Ross Morrison
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB


Morrison, R.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cooper, H.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Artz, R.
The James Hutton Institute
Burden, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Callaghan, N.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Coyle, M.
The James Hutton Institute
Cumming, A.M.J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dixon, S.
Durham University
Helfter, C.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Kaduk, J.
University of Leicester
Levy, P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
McNamara, N.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Oakley, S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Page, S.E.
University of Leicester
Rayment, M.
Bangor University
Ridley, L.M.
Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs
Worrall, F.
Durham University
Evans, C.D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Air Carbon dioxide,  Climate and climate change Climate and land Environmental survey Greenhouse Gas Land Meteorology,  Net zero greenhouse gas emissions Peatland,  Soil UK-SCAPE
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:29