Eddy Covariance Measurements over Grasslands

  • Georg WohlfahrtEmail author
  • Katja Klumpp
  • Jean-François Soussana
Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)


In this chapter we first provide a historic overview of – and outline some of the peculiarities associated with – grassland eddy covariance flux measurements, elaborate on the additional terms that need to be quantified when estimating the grassland net ecosystem carbon balance and finally discuss some of the challenges associated with upcoming nitrous oxide and methane flux measurements in managed grasslands.


Flux Measurement Eddy Covariance Eddy Covariance Method Footprint Model Tropical Grassland 
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Authors acknowledge financial support by the EU (FP 5, 6 and 7) as well as Austrian and French National Science fund, the Tyrolean Science fund, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft and the help of numerous persons who have helped in keeping the eddy covariance flux measurements going over the years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Wohlfahrt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katja Klumpp
    • 2
  • Jean-François Soussana
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.INRA, Grassland Ecosystem Research (UREP)Clermont-FerrandFrance

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