Monitoring Sites - Riggs Creek

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Site Description

The Riggs Creek flux station was located in Goulburn-Broken catchment in North-Eastern Victoria (GPS coordinates: -36.6499, 145.5760).

The flux tower site was located within an area of dryland agriculture. The surrounding area is dominated by broadacre farming practices. The vegetation cover is predominantly pasture. Elevation of the site is close to 152m and mean annual precipitation at a nearby Bereau of Meteorology site measures 650mm.

Maximum temperatures range from 12.3°C (in July) to 29.7°C (in February), while minimum temperatures range from 10.4°C (in July) to 26.8°C (in February).

The instrument mast was 4 meters tall. Heat, water vapour and carbon dioxide measurements were taken using the open-path eddy flux technique. Temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall and net radiation were measured. Soil heat fluxes were measured and soil moisture content was gathered using time domain reflectometry.

Modified: 7/10/21