Monitoring Sites

OzFlux is a network of micrometeorological flux stations located at various sites within Australia and New Zealand.

OzFlux is part of a global network (see LINKS) of over 500 sites external link (as at March 1, 2010) where exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapour, and energy between terrestrial ecosystem and atmosphere are measured continuously over long periods.

map showing monitoring sites Robson Creek Yanco Whroo Warra Ti Tree east Beacon Farm Oxford Scott Farm Kopuatai Cumberland Plains Tumbarumba Nimmo Dargo Gingin Calperum Ridgefield Riggs Creek Arcturus Virginia Park Burdekin Delta Cow Bay Cape Tribulation Wombat Wallaby Creek Otway Fogg Dam Howard Springs Litchefield Adelaide River Sturt Plains Dry River Alice Springs Great Western Woodlands Daly River Pasture Daly River Uncleared Samford

Map & table updated: 2016-09-22

Active Sites Summary
Name [Fluxnet] Landcover annual Rainfall Temp range °C Location
[Lat, Long]
Group Status Contact
Alice Springs Mulga
[AU-ASM]
Semi-arid mulga (Acacia aneura) ecosystem 306mm -4 - 46 Pine Hill cattle station, near Alice Springs, Northern Territory
[-22.2828, 133.2493]
University of Technology Sydney Running since September 2010 James Cleverly,
Derek Eamus
Beacon Farm
[NZ-Bfm]
Intensive dairy farming, ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and clover (Trifolium repens L.) 900mm -7 - 38 Mid-Canterbury plains, South Island, NZ
[-43.593, 171.928]
Landcare Research Running since 2012 John Hunt,
Johannes Laubach
Calperum
[AU-Cpr]
Recovering Mallee woodland 240mm 12 - 45 Calperum Station, 25km NW of Renmark, South Australia
[-34.0027, 140.5877]
University of Adelaide Running since July 2010 Wayne Meyer,
Georgia Koerber
Cape Tribulation
[AU-Ctr]
Tropical rainforest 5700mm 11 - 38 Cape Tribulation rainforest, 100km N of Cairns, Qld
[-16.1056, 145.3778]
James Cook University
(Cairns)
Running since January 2001 Michael Liddell
Cow Bay
[AU-Cow]
Complex mesophyll vine forest 4000mm 11 - 39 Daintree Discovery Centre at Cow Bay, 100km from Cairns, Qld
[-16.1032, 145.4469]
James Cook University
(Cairns)

Daintree Discovery Centre
Running since December 2008 Michael Liddell
Cumberland Plains
[AU-Cum]
Dry sclerophyll 800mm 3 - 29 Hawkesbury Valley in central New South Wales
[-33.6153, 150.7236]
University of Western Sydney Running since September 2012 Elise Pendall,
Anne Griebel
Daly River Uncleared
[AU-DaS]
Woodland savanna 1170mm 12 - 37 Douglas River Daly River Esplanade Conservation area, approx. 60km south west of Pine Creek, Northern Territory
[-14.1592, 131.3881]
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Running since February 2007 Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Dry River
[AU-Dry]
Open forest savanna 895mm 14 - 37 approx. 89km south of Katherine, Northern Territory
[-15.2588, 132.3706]
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Running since September 2008 Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Gingin
[AU-Gin]
Coastal heath Banksia woodland 641mm 19 - 30 Swan Coastal Plain 70km north of Perth, Western Australia
[-31.3764, 115.7139]
CSIRO Land and Water Flagship (Floreat) Running since June 2011 Richard Silberstein
Great Western Woodlands
[AU-GWW]
Temperate woodland, shrubland and mallee 240mm 5 - 33 Credo Station, 110km NNW of Kalgoorlie, WA
[-30.1913, 120.6541]
CSIRO Land and Water Flagship (Floreat) Active since December 2012 Craig Macfarlane,
Suzanne Prober
Howard Springs
[AU-How]
Tropical savanna (wet) 1700mm 20 - 33 E of Darwin, NT
[-12.4943, 131.1523]
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Running since August 2001 data available from 1997 Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Kopuatai
[NZ-Kop]
Raised peat bog 1262mm   lower Hauraki plains of the North Island
[-37.3880, 175.5540]
University of Waikato Running since November 2011 Dave Campbell
Litchfield
[AU-Lit]
Tropical savanna 80 km south of Darwin
[-13.1790, 130.7945]
University of Western Australia

Charles Darwin University
Running since 2015 Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Oxford
[NZ-Oxf]
Native vegetation regenerating in grassland 975mm -4 - 34 NW edge of the Canterbury plains, NZ
[-43.2619, 172.2108]
Landcare Research Running since October 2005 John Hunt
Ridgefield
[AU-Rgf]
Dryland agriculture 446mm 5.5 - 31.9 12km west Pingelly
[-32.5061, 116.9668]
University of Western Australia Running since Jan 2015 Jason Beringer
Riggs Creek
[AU-Rig]
Dryland agriculture 650mm 12 - 26 approx. 40km south east of Shepparton, Victoria
[-36.6499, 145.5760]
Monash University
(Melbourne)
Running since November 2010 Jason Beringer
Robson Creek
[AU-Rob]
Complex mesophyll vine forest 2236mm 3 - 33 approx. 30km northwest of Atherton, Queensland
[-17.1175, 145.6301]
James Cook University
(Cairns)
Running since August 2013 Michael Liddell
Samford
[AU-Sam]
Improved pasture (Paspalum dilatum) 1102mm 13 - 26 approx. 3km from Samford village and 20km west of Brisbane CBD in SE Queensland
[-27.3881, 152.8778]
Queensland University of Technology Running since June 2010 Peter Grace, Michelle Gane
Scott Farm
[NZ-Sco]
Pasture 1126mm   7km northeast of Hamilton on the North Island of New Zealand
[-37.46, 175.22]
University of Waikato
Running since December 2007 Dave Campbell,
Louis Schipper
Sturt Plains
[AU-Stp]
Low lying plain dominated by Mitchell Grass 640mm 11 - 39 approx. 280km north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
[-17.1507, 133.3502]
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Running since August 2008 Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Ti Tree East
[AU-TTE]
Grassy mulga woodland and Corymbia/Triodia savanna 305mm -4 - 46 Pine Hill cattle station, Northern Territory
[-22.2870, 133.6400]
University of Technology Sydney Running since July 2012 James Cleverly,
Derek Eamus
Tumbarumba
[AU-Tum]
Wet temperate sclerophyll eucalypt 1000mm -10 - 30 Near Tumbarumba, NSW
[-35.6566, 148.1517]
CSIRO Land and Water (Canberra) Running since May 2000 Will Woodgate,
Mark Kitchen
Warra
[AU-Wrr]
Eucalyptus obliqua forest 1700mm 8 - 19 South western Tasmania
[-43.0950, 146.6545]
Forestry Tasmania Running since March 2013 Tim Wardlaw,
Alison Phillips
Whroo
[AU-Whr]
Box woodland 558mm 3 - 30 Approx. 45km south west of Shepparton, Vic.
[-36.6732, 145.0294]
Monash University
(Melbourne)
Running since October 2011 Jason Beringer
Wombat
[AU-Wom]
Dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest 650mm 1 - 30 Wombat State Forest, 100km west of Melbourne, Vic.
[-37.4222, 144.0944]
University of Melbourne

Monash University

Department of Sustainability and Environment of Victoria
Running since January 2010 Stefan Arndt
Yanco
[AN-Ync]
Topographically flat area, comprised of various soil types 465mm 12 - 37 Yanco region of New South Wales
[-34.9893, 146.2907]
Monash University
(Melbourne)
Running since April 2012 Jason Beringer

Inactive Sites Summary
Name
[Fluxnet]
Landcover Annual Rainfall Temp range °C Location
[Lat, Long]
Group Status Contact
Adelaide River
[AU-Ade]
Savanna 1730mm 16 - 36 approx. 10.5km south east of Bachelor, Northern Territory:
[-13.0769, 131.1178]
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Ran from November 2007. Not currently active Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Arcturus Crop land (predominantly chickpeas or wheat) and grazed pasture (cattle) 572mm 2 - 39 48km southeast of Emerald, Queensland
[-23.8587, 148.4746]
Geoscience Australia Ran from April 2011 to early 2014. Not currently active. Andrew Feitz,
Ivan Schroder,
Mark Kitchen
Burdekin Delta
[AU-Cas]
Sugar Cane 2000mm 20 - 40 Coastal plain Burdekin River, Qld
[-19.5667, 147.4]
CSIRO Land & Water (Townsville) Ran from March 2001. Not currently active  
Daly River Pasture
[DaP]
Tropical pasture 1250mm 12 - 38 62km south west of Pine Creek, Northern Territory
[-14.0633, 131.3181]
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Ran from November 2007 to September 2013. Not currently active Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Dargo
[AU-Drg]
Sub-alpine grassland 1900mm -10 - 30 North-East Victoria
[-37.1334, 147.171]
University of Sydney Ran from 2007 to 2013. Not currently active Bradley Evans
Fogg Dam
[AU-Fog]
Seasonally flooded wetland 1411mm 4 - 35 6km east of Black Jungle, Northern Territory:
[-12.5452, 131.3072]
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Ran from February 2008. Not currently active Jason Beringer,
Lindsay Hutley
Nimmo
[AU-Nim]
Sub-alpine grassland 1700mm -10 - 35 Southern NSW
[-36.2159, 148.5525]
University of Sydney Ran from 2007 to 2013. Not currently active Bradley Evans
Otway
[AU-Otw]
Pasture 800mm 12 - 25 Narrinda South, Victoria
[-38.5323, 142.8168]
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Black Mountain) Ran from February 2007 to October 2011. Not currently active Mark Kitchen
Virginia Park
[AU-Vir]
Tropical savanna (wet/dry) 700mm 15 - 40 40km NE of Charters Towers, Qld
[-19.8833, 146.5539]
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Black Mountain, Townsville) Ran from July to November 2004. Not currently active Mark Kitchen
Wallaby Creek
[AU-Wac]
Wet temperate eucalypt forest 1700mm 5 - 23 Approx. 45km NE of Melbourne, Vic.
[-37.429, 145.1873]
Monash University
(Melbourne)
Ran from August 2005. Not currently active Jason Beringer

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Modified: 11/24/2016