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LTAR Central Mississippi River Basin Phenocam - Goodwater - Aspirational Cropping System

Stationary camera overlooking a row crop field that is an aspirational cropping systems for claypan and claypan like soils in the missouri region. The aspirational cropping system involves a three year crop rotation of corn-soybean-wheat which also includes cover crops and no-till and variable nutrient rate management. Images are taken every 30 minutes between 4:00 am and 10:00 pm central standard time.

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Authors
John Sadler
Product Type
Dataset
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-92.1194 39.2285)
Temporal Coverage
2015-09-25/000-00-00
Frequency
Decennial
Intended Use
Reducing uncertainties about the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the global carbon [C] cycle requires better understanding of the spatial and temporal variation in biologically-mediated sources and sinks of C. Particularly in temperate and boreal forest ecosystems, phenological events such as spring leaf emergence and autumn senescence exert strong control on primary productivity and are therefore critical to ecosystem C cycling. Phenology also influences hydrologic processes, as leaf-out is accompanied by an increase in evapotranspiration; nutrient cycling processes, as senescence results in fresh litter (nutrient) inputs to the forest floor; and feedbacks to the climate system, as the amount and condition of foliage present affects surface energy balance, albedo, and surface roughness. Phenology also influences ecological interactions among individuals (e.g., competition) and across trophic levels (e.g., herbivory). Phenology has been shown to be a robust integrator of the effects of year-to-year climate variability and longer-term climate change on natural systems (e.g., recent warming trends). Experimental studies have shown how other global change factors (e.g., elevated CO2 and N deposition) can also influence phenology. There is a need to better document biological responses to a changing world, and improved phenological monitoring at scales from individual organisms to ecosystems, regions and continents will contribute to achieving this goal. Excerpt was taken from the Phenocam Network's motivation statement on their web site.
Contact Name
Sadler, John
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
License
Creative Commons CCZero
Funding Source(s)
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
Modified Date
2019-01-17
Release Date
2018-04-10

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Harvested from Geodata Harvest
Harvest Source TitleGeodata Harvest
Harvest Source URIhttps://geodata:NAL2geodata@2017@geodata.nal.usda.gov/geonetwork/srv/eng/csw
Last Harvest PerformedTue, 04/10/2018 - 13:22
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Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Agricultural Products
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Grain
  • Corn
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Grain
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Leguminous crops
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Soil
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Oilseeds
  • Soybeans
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Oilseeds
  • Soybeans
  • Agricultural Products
  • Plants
  • Grain
  • Wheat
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Source ID: 
3f08e73c-d6f1-4c13-9cbc-804e95841838