Morrison, R. et al

Eddy covariance measurements of carbon dioxide, energy and water fluxes at a commercial Miscanthus x. giganteus plantation, Lincolnshire, UK, 2008 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 at a Miscanthus x. giganteus Greef et Deu plantation in Lincolnshire, UK.

Turbulent flux densities were monitored using the micrometeorological eddy covariance (EC) technique between 30th April 2008 and 18th February 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.

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: 2019-09-12


Study area
Temporal extent
2008-05-01    to    2013-02-18

Provenance & quality

Eddy covariance (EC) and micrometeorological observations were made above the Miscanthus 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

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

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
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

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Agriculture Air Climate and land Greenhouse Gas Land Lincolnshire Miscanthus x. giganteus Net zero greenhouse gas emissions UK-SCAPE
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
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20 May 2022 10:41