Monitoring Sites - Otway

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Site Description

The Otway flux station was located at Narrinda South in south west Victoria, Australia (GPS coordinates: -38.5323, 142.8168; elevation: 54m).

The pasture was grazed by dairy cattle with average grass height of 0.1m.

Annual average rainfall at the site was around 800mm and was only moderately seasonal. Mean daily temperature ranged from 25°C in February to 12°C in July.

The flux station was situated on a 10m tower. Fluxes of heat, water vapour and carbon dioxide were measured using the open-path eddy covariance technique. Supplementary measurements included temperature, humidity, rainfall, total solar, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and net radiation. Soil temperature and heat flux were also measured.

Modified: 7/10/21