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IMPRS-gBGC workshop 'Eddy Covariance'

Category: Skill course
Credit points: 0.2 per course day

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  1.   1.  General information
  2.   2.  Preparations, resources and prerequisites
  3.   3.  Preliminary agenda
  4.   4.  Registration
  5.   5.  Participants

>> Eddy Covariance 2020

1.  General information

Date: October 10-14, 2022
Location: Lecture hall (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) and B0.002 (Wednesday), MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena
Teacher: Mathias Goeckede, Olaf Kolle, Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow, Jake Nelson


This skill course will cover 4 ½ days, providing an in-depth introduction into theory, instrumentation and data processing skills for the eddy-covariance technique. The course will consist of lectures, hands-on classes with software tools, instrument sessions in the laboratory, and an excursion to the nearby field site at Gebesee.
Target group
This skill course is primarily targeting an internal MPI-BGC audience, i.e. PhD students who are dealing with eddy-covariance data within the context of their projects. The course is in principle also open to external collaborators from national and international research groups, depending on available space. The maximum number of participants is set to 20.

2.  Preparations, resources and prerequisites

For computer lab exercises, participants are asked to bring their own laptops. In the weeks before the actual course, we will distribute instructions to participants how to prepare their laptops for the coursework, i.e. provide lists of software to be installed, and offer code packages for download.

EddyPro: https://www.licor.com/env/support/EddyPro/software.html

RStudio: https://rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

R 3.6.2: https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/

R-Packages from CRAN: REddyProc (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/REddyProc/index.html) bigleaf (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/bigleaf/index.html)

Footprint tool for R by Natascha Kljun: http://footprint.kljun.net/download.php (Please follow the instructions for "Installing EBImage and spatialfil" in the readme.pdf)

3.  Preliminary agenda

In the following you see the preliminary schedule:

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L = lecture, D = demonstration, P = practical, E = excursion, B - break

Day & Time Type Content Who & Where
October 10 Eddy Covariance basics lecture hall
09:15 - 9:30 L Introduction to the workshop Organizing committee
09:30 - 10:30 L The Eddy-Covariance Method: Basics and General Problems I Mathias Göckede
10:30 - 10:45 B Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45 L The Eddy-Covariance Method: Basics and General Problems II Mathias Göckede
11:45 - 13:00 B Lunch break
13:00 - 14:30 P Eddy-Covariance processing: basic raw data handling, common correction procedures Tarek El-Madany
14:30 - 14:45 B Coffee break
14:45 - 15:30 P Software installation and testing on participant’s computers Organizing committee
15:30 - 17:00 P Hands-on work with software tools I: easy-to-use data examples Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow, Mathias Göckede
October 11 Basic data processing lecture hall & B0.002
09:15 - 9:45 L Foot print analysis Mathias Göckede
09:45 - 10:30 L Flux data quality control Mathias Göckede
10:30 - 10:45 B Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45 L EC data processing I: available software tools, detailed introduction into selected software packages Mark Schlutow
11:45 - 13:00 B Lunch break
13:00 - 15:00 P Hands-on work with software tools II: easy-to-use data examples (cont.) Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow, Mathias Göckede
15:00 - 15:15 B Coffee break
15:15 - 17:00 P EC data screening and quality assessment: footprint tools, detailed flux data quality analysis Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow, Mathias Göckede
October 12 Data post-processing, troubleshooting lecture hall
09:15 - 10:30 L, P Post processing steps: u* filtering, gap-filling, partitioning (theory) Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow
10:30 - 10:45 B Coffee break
10:45 - 11:45 P Post processing steps: u* filtering, gap-filling, partitioning (theory) Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow
11:45 - 12:45 B Lunch break
12:45 - 15:00 P Hands-on work with software tools III: u* filtering, gap-filling, partitioning Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow
15:00 - 15:15 B Coffee break
15:15 - 17:00 P Hands-on work with software tools III: u* filtering, gap-filling, partitioning Tarek El-Madany, Mark Schlutow
October 13 EC instrumentation, excursion lecture hall
09:00 - 10:00 L Eddy-Covariance instrumentation: Measurement systems customized for specific conditions (MPI-BGC network) Olaf Kolle
10:00 - 10:15 B Coffee break
10:15 - 12:15 P Practical work with instrumentation (cont.): Laboratory setup of EC systems, sensor comparison, data retrieval, etc. Olaf Kolle, Freiland group
12:15 - 13:00 B Lunch break
13:00 - 18:00 E Excursion (Gebesee) Organizing committee
October 14 EC data synthesis lecture hall
09:00 - 10:30 L Overview of flux networks and introduction to synthesis products Jake Nelson
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 12:15 P Practical work through using FLUXNET Jake Nelson





4.  Registration

Sign up here by September 15 if you would like to join the workshop.

5.  Participants



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