OzFlux: Australian and New Zealand Flux Research and Monitoring


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 CreekJaxaWhroo Warra Ti Tree east Beacon Farm Oxford Scott Farm Kopuatai Cumberland Plains Tumbarumba Nimmo Dargo Gingin Calperum Riggs Creek Arcturus Virginia Park Burdekin Delta Daintree Cape Tribulation Wombat Wallaby Creek Otway Fogg Dam Adelaide River Howard Springs Sturt Plains Dry River Alice Springs Great Western Woodlands Daly River Pasture Daly River Uncleared Hamersley Samford

Map & table updated: 25/10/2013

Sites Summary
Site Name (active) Landcover annual Rainfall Temp range °C Location Group Status Contact
Alice Springs Semi-arid mulga (Acacia aneura) ecosystem 306mm -4 - 46 Pine Hill cattle station, near Alice Springs, Northern Territory University of Technology Sydney Running since September 2010 James Cleverly
Arcturus Crop land (predominantly chickpeas or wheat) and grazed pasture (cattle) 572mm 2 - 39 48km southeast of Emerald, Queensland
23° 51' 31.4" S
148° 28' 28.6" E
Geoscience Australia Running since April 2011 Tehani Kuske
Andrew Feitz
Steve Zegelin
Beacon Farm Intensive dairy farming, ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and clover (Trifolium repens L.) 900mm -7 - 38 Mid-Canterbury plains, South Island, NZ
-43.593° S 171.928° E
Landcare Research Running since 2012 John Hunt
Johannes Laubach
Calperum Recovering Mallee woodland 240mm 12 - 45 Calperum Station, 25km NW of Renmark, SA
S34° 00.163
E140° 35.261
University of Adelaide Running since July 2010 Wayne Meyer
Timothy Lubcke
Grant Whiteman
Cape Tribulation Tropical rainforest 5700mm 11 - 38 Cape Tribulation rainforest, 100km N of Cairns, Qld
16° 06' 20" S
145° 22' 40" E
James Cook University
(Cairns)
Running since January 2001 Michael Liddell
Cumberland Plains Dry sclerophyll 800mm 3 - 29 Hawkesbury Valley in central New South Wales
33° 36' 55" S, 150° 43' 25" E
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney Running since September 2012 Elise Pendall
David Tissue
Daintree Complex mesophyll vine forest 4000mm 11 - 39 Daintree Discovery Centre at Cow Bay, 100km from Cairns, Qld
16.238190° S
145.427151° E
James Cook University
(Cairns)

Daintree Discovery Centre
Running since December 2008 Michael Liddell
Daly River Uncleared Woodland savanna 1170mm 12 - 37 Douglas River Daly River Esplanade Conservation area, approx. 60km south west of Pine Creek, Northern Territory
14°09'33.12"S
131°23'17.16"E
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Running since February 2007 Jason Beringer
LindsayHutley
Dargo Sub-alpine grassland 1900mm -10 - 30 North-East Victoria
37°08’00.4”S
147°10’15.3”E
University of Sydney Running since 2007 Robert Simpson
Dry River Open forest savanna 895mm 14 - 37 approx. 89km south of Katherine, Northern Territory
15°15'31.62"S
132°22'14.04"E
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Running since September 2008 Jason Beringer
LindsayHutley
Gingin Coastal heath Banksia woodland 641mm 19 - 30 Swan Coastal Plain 70km north of Perth, Western Australia
31°22'35"S
115°42'50"E
CSIRO Land and Water and CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences Running since June 2011 Richard Silberstein
Great Western Woodlands Temperate woodland, shrubland and mallee 240mm 5 - 33 Credo Station, 110km NNW of Kalgoorlie, WA CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences Expected installation April 2012 Craig Macfarlane
Suzanne Prober
Hamersley Native C4 Themeda grassland 450mm 5 - 50 Pilbara region of Western Australia
22°17’53.8”S
117°41’39.5”E
University of Sydney Running since 2007 Robert Simpson
Howard Springs Tropical savanna (wet) 1700mm 20 - 33 E of Darwin, NT
12° 49.428'S
131° 15.231'E
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Northern Territory University
Running since August 2001 data available from 1997 Jason Beringer
LindsayHutley
Jaxa Topographically flat area, comprised of various soil types 465mm 12 - 37 Yanco region of New South Wales
-34º 59' 16.1376",
146º 17' 26.7252"
Monash University
(Melbourne)
Running since April 2012 Jeffrey Walker
Jason Beringer
Kopuatai Raised peat bog 1262mm   lower Hauraki plains of the North Island
37°23'16.3"S
175°33'14.0"E
University of Waikato Running since November 2011 Dave Campbell
Nimmo Sub-alpine grassland 1700mm -10 - 35 Southern NSW:
36°12'57.4"S
148°33'10.0"E
University of Sydney Running since 2007 Robert Simpson
Otway Pasture 800mm 12 - 25 Narrinda South, Victoria
38° 31.5' S
142° 48.6' E
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Running since February 2007 Steve Zegelin
Ray Leuning
Oxford Native vegetation regenerating in grassland 975mm -4 - 34 NW edge of the Canterbury plains, NZ
43° 15' 43.0" S
172° 12' 39.0" E
Landcare Research Running since October 2005 John Hunt
Riggs Creek Dryland agriculture 650mm 12 - 26 approx. 40km south east of Shepparton, Victoria
36° 38' 59.59" S
145° 34' 33.56" E
Monash University
(Melbourne)
Running since November 2010 Jason Beringer
Shaun Cunningham
Robson Creek Complex mesophyll vine forest 1999mm 3 - 33 approx. 30km northwest of Atherton, Queensland
17°7' 2.88991''S
145°37' 48.49539''E
James Cook University
(Cairns)
Running since August 2013 Michael Liddell
Samford Improved pasture (Paspalum dilatum) 1102mm 13 - 26 approx. 3km from Samford village and 20km west of Brisbane CBD in SE Queensland Queensland University of Technology Running since June 2010 David Rowlings
Peter Grace
Scott Farm Pasture 1126mm   7km northeast of Hamilton on the North Island of New Zealand
37.46°S 175.22°E
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Waikato
Running since December 2007 Susanna Rutledge,
Dave Campbell
,
Louis Schipper
Sturt Plains Low lying plain dominated by Mitchell Grass 640mm 11 - 39 approx. 280km north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
17° 9' 2.48" S
133° 21' 0.79" E
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Running since August 2008 Jason Beringer
Shaun Cunningham
Ti Tree East Grassy mulga woodland and Corymbia/Triodia savanna 305mm -4 - 46 Pine Hill cattle station, Northern Territory: 22.287 °S
133.640 °E
University of Technology Sydney Running since July 2012 James Cleverly
Derek Eamus
Tumbarumba Wet temperate sclerophyll eucalypt 1000mm -10 - 30 Near Tumbarumba, NSW
35° 39' 23.8" S
148° 09' 06" E
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Canberra) Running since May 2000 Eva van Gorsel
Ray Leuning
Wallaby Creek Wet temperate eucalypt forest 1700mm 5 - 23 Approx. 45km NE of Melbourne, Vic.
37° 25' S
145° 11'E
Monash University, Climatology Group   Jason Beringer
Warra Eucalyptus obliqua forest 1700mm 8 - 19 south western Tasmania
43° 5.701'S
146° 39.271'E
Forestry Tasmania Running since March 2013 Tim Wardlaw
Whroo Box woodland 558mm 3 - 30 Approx. 45km south west of Shepparton, Vic.
36° 40' 22.9"S
145° 1' 34.3"E
Monash University, Climatology Group Running since October 2011 Jason Beringer
Wombat Dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest 650mm 1 - 30 Wombat State Forest, 100km west of Melbourne, Vic.
37º 25' 20" S
144º 05' 40" E
University of Melbourne

Monash University and

Department of Sustainability and Environment of Victoria
Running since January 2010 Stefan Arndt
Site Name (passive) Landcover annual Rainfall Temp range °C Location Group Status Contact
Adelaide River Savanna 1730mm 16 - 36 approx. 10.5km south east of Bachelor, Northern Territory:
13° 4' 36.84" S
131° 7' 4.08" E
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Ran from November 2007. No longer active Jason Beringer
LindsayHutley
Burdekin Delta Sugar Cane 2000mm 20 - 40 Coastal plain Burdekin River, Qld
19° 34' S
147° 24' E
CSIRO Land & Water (Townsville) Ran from March 2001. No longer active  
Daly River Pasture Tropical pasture 1250mm 12 - 38 62km south west of Pine Creek, Northern Territory
14°03’48”S
131°19’05”E
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Ran from November 2007 to September 2013. No longer active Jason Beringer
LindsayHutley
Fogg Dam Seasonally flooded wetland 1411mm 4 - 35 6km east of Black Jungle, Northern Territory:
12°32'42.79" S
131°18'25.86" E
Monash University
(Melbourne)

Charles Darwin University
Ran from February 2008. No longer active Jason Beringer
LindsayHutley
Virginia Park Tropical savanna (wet/dry) 700mm 15 - 40 40km NE of Charters Towers, Qld
19° 53' 00" S
146° 33' 14" E
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Canberra, Townsville) Ran from July to November 2004. No longer active Eva van Gorsel
Helen Cleugh

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