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December 18 Status Update and Recent Statistics

We are hard at work processing the next data update but the current schedule has built in additional time to allow for gathering of new site years. The expectation is that the new dataset will not be ready until fall 2012 and that it will contain over 2000 site years of data, worth the wait! In the meanwhile, we have received over 500 changes to availability of site years in the existing dataset. We are processing these changes now and they should result in the addition of over 250 site years in the free fair-use version of the FLUXNET dataset.

Our AGU poster this year, featured statistics giving a glimpse into the activities and utilization of the  site. It also gives some graphs showing the utilization of sites in papers and the progress of papers toward publication.

We now have 519 users on the site with access to the free fair-use dataset, 113 of those users also have access to the Lathuile dataset, 123 of the 300 tower team members have accounts, and 161 young FLUXNET scientists have accounts on the system. The average number of downloads for each site year is 300. A chart showing the average downloads per site year by site is below.FLUXNETAvgDownloadsperSiteYearNov2011.jpg

There are 267 sites with flux/met data in the database. There are 28,352,118 half-hourly flux/met data points in the dataset in ~40 data types. The ancillary information collected at the sites including BADM data is currently 80,788 data points representing biological, soil, and other information. 

There are now over 125 papers in preparation or published using the LaThuile version of the dataset. The LaThuile dataset provide feedback regarding their status and sites used (55 teams have specified). Below is a graph showing the status and number of sites used for each of these papers.

A graph showing for the US sites the utilization per site in LaThuile dataset papers is below. The color coding indicates the status of the paper.
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A similar graph for the CarboEurope sites is below.

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A graph for the remaining sites (non-AmeriFlux and non-CarboEurope) is below.Screen Shot 2012-01-15 at 3.57.33 PM.png

The above graphs give some idea of the current status of the network and papers as of January 2012. If there are other graphs and statistics you would like to see us provide, please let us know.


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