Chapter 1 - Web Site Overview
This web site provides access to the
Global Fluxnet Synthesis data set, information about the data, and collaboration
services. For a general overview of the web site, please see the article
on pages 5-7 of the
FluxLetter vol 1, issue 1.
The primary sections of the site are:
- Blog - Provides news updates
regarding the data set. Users should regularly check the the blog for
important news and changes.
- Dataset Information - General information about the
sites and data set including ancillary site information, datumtypes,
equations, units, and annual values. These pages are accessible without
- Data Download - Select the desired data to download and
receive download instructions.
- Dataset Browsing - Detailed data reports and data
- Site PI Support - Pages for the sites to use in
checking the data associated with their site and communicating with the
various paper teams using the site's data
- Paper Team Support - Pages for the paper teams to use
in specifying the sites and years the team will be using for their analysis
and communicating with the site PIs.
- Background and Procedures - The
web site and underlying database is the result of a collaborative effort by
a large group of people. More information about the site development
process and the underlying procedures used to maintain it are available in
The tabs along the top of the site provide navigation between
major sections of the web site. If you want to view another part of the
User Support documentation, click on the "User Support" tab, which will bring
you back to the index page.
This site renders fine in Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Unfortunately, the Safari browser is unable to render the excel worksheets.
No other browsers have been tested.
Spreadsheets and Pivot Tables
The spreadsheets and pivot tables displayed on this site are
all from excel 2007. If you would like to download any of the
spreadsheets, select "Documents" from the menu on the left edge of the page.
This will bring up a list of all the documents in the current section of the web
site. You will find both excel 2003 (.xls) and excel 2007 (.xlsx) versions of
each of these spreadsheets. Choose the Excel 2003 version unless you are
running Microsoft Office 2007. Pivot tables can be downloaded the same way
except that there are three versions of the pivot tables in the document list:
two 2007 versions and one 2003 version. The pivot tables that should be
downloaded have a 2007 or 2003 at the end of their name. The other pivot tables
are used on the web site only and will not work for you if you download them.