FluxPro as a realtime monitoring and surveilling system for eddy covariance flux measurement

Wonsik Kim, Akira Miyata, Ali Ashraf, Atsushi Maruyama, Amnat Chidthaisong, Chaiporn Jaikaeo, Daisuke Komor, Eiji Ikoma, Gen Sakurai, Hyeong Ho Seoh, In Chang Son, Jaeil Cho, Jonghyeon Kim, Keisuke Ono, Korakod Nusit, Kyung Hwan Moon, Masayoshi Mano, Masayuki Yokozawa, Md Abdul Baten, Montri SanwangsriMotomu Toda, Nittaya Chaun, Panya Polsan, Seiichiro Yonemura, Seong Deog Kim, Shin Miyazaki, Shinjiro Kanae, Suban Phonkasi, Sukanya Kammales, Takahiro Takimoto, Taro Nakai, Toshichika Iizumi, Vanisa Surapipith, Warangluck Sonklin, Yong Lee, Yoshio Inoue, Youngwook Kim, Taikan Oki

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To understand how terrestrial ecosystems respond to global climate change, researchers have globally measured the energy, water and carbon dioxide flux densities (F) globally over various types of vegetation by the eddy covariance (EC) method. However, the process of F calculation and the method of quality control and quality assurance (QCQA) are complex and site specific. Moreover, instantly maintaining remote EC flux measurement sites against instrumentation problems and administrative difficulties is laborious. To overcome these issues, particularly those of realtime F monitoring and prompt site management, FluxPro was created. FluxPro consists of three functional systems: 1) a gathering system that transports EC measurements from various sites to the FluxPro management server; 2) a cooking system that computes F and its frictional uncertainty (ε) together with micrometeorological variables (V); and 3) a serving system that presents the results of the gathering and cooking systems as charts to be distributed over the internet in realtime. Consequently, FluxPro could become an appropriate system for realtime-multi-site management, since it not only automatically monitors F with ε and V but also continuously surveils EC sites, including copious information and an email alert system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-50
Number of pages19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Eddy covariance measurement
  • FluxPro
  • Frictional uncertainty
  • Realtime-multi-site management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Atmospheric Science


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