Site visit report - Cherskiy 2013

Repairs, calibrations and upgrades were made during late August at the Pleistocene Park tall tower near Cherskiy, Russia.  An automated CO2 height profile measurement system was installed to help assess the role of periodic CO2 storage in daily or hourly flux estimates.  During periods of low wind, such as commonly occur during night-time, turbulent mixing of CO2 can be reduced such that levels near the ground may differ from the concentration observed at the eddy covariance measurement height.   Our system will measure 5 different heights from 2m to 35m along the tower several times per hour.  This year looks to be the best yet in term of getting continuous high-quality flux measurements from this site, thanks to the efforts of our Russian colleagues. 

PPark tower