Morrison, R. et al

Eddy covariance measurements of carbon dioxide, energy and water fluxes at a commercial short rotation coppice willow plantation, Lincolnshire, UK, 2009 to 2013

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 a short rotation coppice willow plantation in Lincolnshire, UK. Turbulent flux densities were monitored using the micrometeorological eddy covariance (EC) technique between 13th October 2009 and 15th May 2013. The dataset includes ancillary weather and soil physics observations, as well as variables describing atmospheric turbulence and the quality of the turbulent flux observations.

Publication date: 2019-09-13

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Morrison, R.; Clark, E.; Lloyd, C. ; Ward, H.; Evans, J.; Brooks, M.; Rowe, R.; McNamara, N.P. (2019). Eddy covariance measurements of carbon dioxide, energy and water fluxes at a commercial short rotation coppice willow plantation, Lincolnshire, UK, 2009 to 2013. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
2009-10-13    to    2013-05-15

Provenance & quality

Eddy covariance (EC) and micrometeorological observations were made above the willow canopy using an open-path eddy covariance system. Ancillary meteorological and soil physics observations were made from a scaffold tower at the northern end of the plantation.

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.

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

REddyProc: Post Processing of (Half-)Hourly Eddy-Covariance Measurements. R package version 1.2.

Correspondence/contact details

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


Morrison, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Clark, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lloyd, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Ward, H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Evans, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brooks, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rowe, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
McNamara, N.P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
carbon dioxide flux,  energy flux,  Land use Lincolnshire Salix viminalis short rotation coppice,  Soil SRC,  water flux,  willow
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
10 December 2019 14:38