MBF:Moshiri Birch Forest Site

General site detail (Updated 9 December 2019)
 Site name
 Moshiri Birch Forest Site
 AsiaFlux site code
 Location Moshiri, Hokkaido, Japan
 Position 44º 23' 03" N, 142º 19' 07" E
 Elevation 585 m above sea level
 Slope on a ridge
 Terrain type
 Area -
 Fetch several hundred meters
 Climate Cool temperate
 Mean annual air temperature
 Mean annual precipitation
 Vegetation type
 Deciduous broad leaf (Birch) forest
 Domestic species (Overstory)
 Dominant species (Understory)
 Canopy height
 11.5 m
 Age -
 LAI 2.68 m2 m-2 (PAI) in the foliated season
 Soil type

Eddy Covariance method (CO2)
 System Open-path system 
 Wind speed 
 Ultrasonic anemometer (R3-50, Gill Instruments, UK
 Air temperature
 Ultrasonic anemometer (R3-50, Gill Instruments, UK
 Water vapor
 Open-path (LI-7500, LI-COR, USA), 
 CO2 Open-path (LI-7500, LI-COR, USA), 
 Measurement height
 21.1 m
 Sampling frequency
 Averaging time
 Data logger
 Data storage
 Original data

 Observation items
  Levels/ Depth
 Global solar radiation(incoming)
 20 m CNR1 (Kipp and Zonen, Netherland)
 Global solar 
radiation (outgoing)
 20 m CNR1 (Kipp and Zonen, Netherland)
 Long-wave radiation(incoming) 
 20 m CNR1 (Kipp and Zonen, Netherland)
  Long-wave radiation(outgoing) 20 m CNR1 (Kipp and Zonen, Netherland)
 Net radiation
 PPFD (incoming)
  20 m Li-190 (LICOR, USA)
 PPFD (outgoing)
 Direct / diffuse radiation
 Direct / diffuse PPFD
 Air temperature
 20m until  Aug.04,  2004,  21.1m from  Aug.05, 2004 HMP45D (Vaisala, Finnland)
 Humidity 20m until  Aug.04,  2004,  21.1m from  Aug.05, 2004 HMP45D (Vaisala, Finnland)
 Soil temperature
 0.05, 0.15, 0.3  m C-PT100 (Climatec, Japan)
 Soil heat flux
 0.05 m 
 (3 points) 
 PHF-01 (REBS Inc., USA)
 Soil water 
 0.05, 0.15, 0.3 m
 CS-616 (Campbell Sci., USA)
 Wind speed
  20m until  Aug.04,  2004,  21.1m from  Aug.05, 2004  010C (MetOne, USA)
 Wind direction
  20m until  Aug.04,  2004,  21.1m from  Aug.05, 2004 020C (MetOne, USA)
 Precipitation -
 Soil respiration
 Photosynthesis -
 Ecological investigation
Observation Period and data Availability
 Measurement Period
 from July 2003 - to 2012
 Measurement Frequency
 Data Availability
 2003-2005 in AsiaFlux 
 DataBase , http://www.agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~wecnof/index.html 
 Ayumi Kotani (kotani [at] agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp)
 Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences,Nagoya University
 Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, 464-8601
 Tel & Fax : +81-052-789-4059
Tower, Solar energy system

 Research Fund
 Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Core Research for  Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) Program
 Effects of Rainfall Variability on Water Cycle and Ecosystem in  Tropical Rain Forest under Asian Monsoon Climate

 Field and modelling studies on the effect of forest devastation on  flooding and environmental issues]