Climatology - Research - GES
Sustainable futures of Australian temperate forests
An investigation of coupled carbon, water and enery exchanges from hourly to centtennial time scales
Wallaby Creek Flux Tower Site
Australia's forests are a critical natural resource that must be sustainably managed. We will determine the uptake/release of carbon from old growth and regrowth forests and assess the water budgets of the Melbourne water catchment at Wallaby Creek, Victoria, Australia. We aim to understand the current cycles of carbon, water and energy and how these may change over time (hours to centuries). We will integrate our observations with state-of-the-art models to improve our predictions of how forests will respond to change. This will aid our management of forests and forested catchments to ensure sustainable and viable water resources and optimise carbon sequestration. The project is funded from 2004 to 2006.
The data is downloaded once per day from the site via cell phone and is stored here for access. The following data tables are available in 30 minute resolution:
Near Real-time data
This page has been developed by Dr. Jason Beringer for the routine status checking of the system. Flux estimates are also given but are not quality controlled.