Workshop on processing data from flux stations

OzFlux will hold a data-processing workshop in June to help scientists who work on collecting data from OzFlux sites to improve their environmental data collection methods, use of micrometeorological data, and to achieve their scientific objectives.

Dr Ray Leuning is organising the workshop, which he will teach with Dr Peter Isaac, Dr James Cleverly and Dr Eva van Gorsel.

As only 15 people can attend, those who want to be part of the workshop must send Ray an email that includes a brief résumé (e.g. 1st year PhD student with no experience in micrometeorology, study site a 100 m tall forest in Tasmania), and states what they wish to achieve by attending. The information will be used to tailor the workshop and to select participants with similar expectations and levels of expertise.

The workshop will be held from 4–8 June at the city campus of the University of Technology Sydney. The workshop costs $250, and participants must pay for their own travel, accommodation, meals and other living expenses. To register your interest or find out more, contact Dr Peter Isaac.

Applications must be in by 18 May.

The workshop will cover:

  • essential theory of eddy covariance measurements
  • level 1 to level 3 data processing, based on the assumption that participants are running a standard OzFlux site, and using raw field data
    – ingest data from the logger(s) into Level1 (L1) spreadsheets
    – push the data through the Python Quality Control (QC) system to Level3
    – upload L3 files to the data portal
    – understand the system of QC checks and how to alter them
    – understand the trade-off between rejecting good data and accepting some bad data
  • post-processing of eddy covariance and ancillary data.

Published in TERN e-Newsletter April 2012

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