The CEAM operates an experimental station located in a grassland in the eastern Pyrenees(Catalonia, Spain). The monitoring activities focused on improving estimates of the carbon and water exchanges between this type of ecosystem and the atmosphere, as well as to study the response of these biogeochemical cycles to climate variability.
The site studied is located in the Alinyà valley in the eastern Pyrenees at 1770 m s.n.m. It is a grassland located in a plain (42 ° 12'N, 1 ° 27'E) dominated by herbaceous species, with some isolated bushes (Juniperus communis) and surrounded by forests of Pinus uncinata. For the installation of the tower, a wide and flat pasture area was selected that meets the requirements of the eddy covariance method.
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