Monitoring Sites - Litchfield

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Site Description

The Litchfield flux station is located in the Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory (GPS coordinates: -13.1790, 130.7945).

The station is a research and monitoring site representative of high rainfall, frequently burnt tropical savanna. The site is a 5 km x 5 km block of relatively uniform open-forest savanna inside the park about 80 km south of Darwin.

Measurements of carbon sequestration and remote sensing properties of vegetation through time are being achieved via a 40 m guyed tower equipped with instrumentation capable of directly measuring CO2, water use and surface energy properties (energy balance, reflectance).

Modified: 7/10/21