Riparian Evapotranspiration (ET) Study (SEON) from the Middle Rio Grande River Bosque, New Mexico (1999-2011 ): CO2 Concentration and Flux data

Summary

Abstract: 

This study originated with the objective of parameterizing riparian evapotranspiration (ET) in the water budget of the Middle Rio Grande. We hypothesized that flooding and invasions of non-native species would strongly impact ecosystem water use. Our objectives were to measure and compare water use of native (Rio Grande cottonwood, Populus deltoides ssp. wizleni) and non-native (saltcedar, Tamarix chinensis, Russian olive, Eleagnus angustifolia) vegetation and to evaluate how water use is affected by climatic variability resulting in high river flows and flooding as well as drought conditions and deep water tables. Eddy covariance flux towers to measure ET and shallow wells to monitor water tables were instrumented in 1999. Active sites in their second decade of monitoring include a xeroriparian, non-flooding salt cedar woodland within Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge and a dense, monotypic salt cedar stand at Bosque del Apache NWR, which is subject to flood pulses associated with high river flows. These data are CO2 concentration at canopy and CO2 flux from canopy collected as part of this study.

Data set ID: 

312
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Taxa: 

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Species

Scientific Name: 

Populus deltoides spp. wizleni

Common Name: 

Rio Grande Cottonwood

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Species

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Tamarix chinensis

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Saltcedar

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Species

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Eleagnus angustifolia

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Russian olive

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Species

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Salix exigua

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Coyote Willow
Dates

Date Range: 

Monday, July 28, 2003 to Saturday, December 31, 2011

Publication Date: 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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