The Swiss FluxNet initiative combines ecosystem-scale CO2 and H2O vapour (at some sites also CH4 and N2O) eddy-covariance flux measurement sites in Switzerland. It currently encompasses seven long-term ecosystem sites, six run by our group, covering the major land-use types in Switzerland:
- forest (mixed deciduous: Lägeren; coniferous: Davos)
- cropland (Oensingen)
- grassland (Chamau, Früebüel, Alp Weissenstein/Crap Alv, Payerne)
Flux measurements in an urban setting (Basel) as well as within a watershed (Rietholzbach) complement the Swiss FluxNet. Further sites with short-term measurements such as Dischma (winter measurements over grassland; closed down) and Oensingen (grassland; closed down) provided additional information. Besides the Grassland Sciences Group, further research groups carry out flux measurements in Switzerland (see Partners on this page).