Bridging the Gap Between Flux measurements and Models
The Fluxcourse is a two week early-career workshop focused on the foundations of land-atmosphere flux measurement, modeling, and synthesis. It is held annually at the U. of Colorado Mountain Research Station at Niwot Ridge (USA).
Learn the foundations of leaf- and ecosystem-scale flux measurements, including best practices for eddy-covariance tower installation, data processing, and quality control.
Explore flux tower network resources (including AmeriFlux, FLUXNET, and NEON), and learn best practices for synthesizing these data across sites and with other sources of information.
Gain an understanding of the building blocks of terrestrial ecosystem models, and experiment with state-of-the-art approaches for model-data assimilation and forecasting.
The course content blends classroom based lectures with hands-on field practicums, group and individual projects, and coding sessions. Each year, the course hosts ~25 early career scientists, with instruction provided by ~20 leading international experts in flux measurement, synthesis and modeling.