Site visit report - Cherskiy 2014

In August we visited our sites in Cherskiy Russia again for annual maintenance and site characterization surveys.  We calibrated the CO2/H2O IRGAs and made some small repairs and adjustments to the other sensors.  The CO2 height profile system was improved by adding thermistors at each intake height, and the automatic calibration gas injector was fixed.  Vegetation in the tower footprint was compared against a rough map, delineating land cover and rough funtional type.  The tall tower footprint is quite large at ~1500m radius from tower.  We improved the map and made thaw depth measurements.  A publication of our findings from the Russian site is in the works, stay tuned!