Morrison, R.; Cooper, H.; Cumming, A.; Scarlett, P. ; Thornton, J.; Winterbourn, J.B.

Eddy covariance measurements of carbon dioxide, energy and water fluxes at an organically managed grassland, Berkshire, UK, 2017 to 2019

This dataset contains time series observations of surface-atmosphere exchanges of net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange (NEE), sensible heat (H) and latent heat (LE), and momentum (τ) measured at an area of organically managed grassland located on the Berkshire Downs, UK. Turbulent flux densities were monitored using the micrometeorological eddy covariance (EC) technique between 1st January 2017 and 31st July 2019. The dataset includes ancillary weather and soil physics observations, as well as variables describing atmospheric turbulence and the quality of the turbulent flux observations.

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: 2019-12-04


Study area
Temporal extent
2017-01-01    to    2019-11-16

Provenance & quality

Eddy covariance (EC) and micrometeorological observations were made using an open-path eddy covariance system. Ancillary meteorological and soil physics observations were obtained from a co-located COSMOS-UK station.
Turbulent flux densities were calculated from the raw EC data using the EddyPRO® Flux Calculation Software Version 6.1.

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. Data gaps in EC data (NEE, LE, H) and the partitioning of NEE into gross ecosystem production and total ecosystem production were performed using the REddyProc Package for R (Reichstein et al., 2019).

Further details are available in the supporting documentation.

Correspondence/contact details

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


Morrison, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cooper, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Cumming, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Scarlett, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Thornton, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Winterbourn, J.B.
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 Climate and climate change Climate and land Greenhouse Gas Land Net zero greenhouse gas emissions Soil UK-SCAPE
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
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20 May 2022 10:42