Cow Bay OzFlux tower site
Data from the Cow Bay site, Far North Queensland.
The Cow Bay flux station is located in the Daintree forest at the Daintree Discovery Centre.
It was established in December 2008 and is managed by James Cook University.

The Cow Bay flux station is located at the Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay:
16°14'17.48"S 145°25'37.74"E

The forest is classified as complex mesophyll vine forest, there are 94 species in the core 1Ha, and average tree height is 22m. Elevation of the site is 90m and mean annual precipitation is 3935mm. The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse forests in Australia.

The instruments are mounted on a walk-up tourist tower at 35m. Fluxes of heat, water vapour and carbon dioxide are measured using the open-path eddy flux technique. Supplementary measurements above the canopy include temperature, humidity, windspeed, wind direction, rainfall, incoming and reflected shortwave radiation and net radiation.

The early years 2009 - 12 had several data gaps. Shadowing of the radiometric equipment continues to cause artifacts on the radiometers - these can be seen as reduction in downwelling radiation with solar inclination. We are currently working on a hardware solution. During 2018 the soil sub-system suffered several hardware failures along with both temperature/humidity sensors creating data gaps.
Created by Mike Liddell, Creation date: 2013-12-14 10:38, Modified by Mike Liddell, Modified date: 2020-02-17 01:38
Temporal Coverage:
2009-01-01 - 2019-12-31
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Yes
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Mike Liddell (2013 ) Cow Bay OzFlux tower site OzFlux: Australian and New Zealand Flux Research and Monitoring hdl: 102.100.100/14244
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