List of LTAR Phenocams

Phenological Observations

The LTAR locations are installing cameras to monitor areas of research interest for extended periods of time. As participants in the PhenoCam Network, one aspect of the analysis is to monitor seasonal changes in the amount and shade of green in the images. Many sites also include infrared images.

16 LTAR sites out of the 18 participate in the Phenocam Network with a total of 80 cameras.



The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network consists of 18 Federal and university agricultural research sites with an average of over 50 years of history. The goal of this research network is to ensure sustained crop and livestock production and ecosystem services from agroecosystems, and to forecast and verify the effects of environmental trends, public policies, and emerging technologies.