LTAR Working Groups
This is the list of working groups that comprise the LTAR network. Associated Basecamp projects, used for project management, are linked to each working group.
The LTAR Common Experiment Cropland Working Group
Mission: To facilitate successful establishment of the LTAR Croplands Common Experiment.
Leads: Mark Liebig and Phil Robertson
The LTAR Common Experiment Rangeland Working Group
Mission: To facilitate successful establishment of the LTAR Common Experiment.
Leads: Jean Steiner, Betsey Boughton, and Sheri Spiegal
The LTAR Biological Working Group
Mission: To define a consistent set of instruments and procedures to measure biological variables across the LTAR network.
Leads: David Augustine, Lauren Porensky, Betsey Boughton
The LTAR Data Management Working Group
Mission: To collect data, organize information, and perform analysis to enable knowledge generation that promotes wise decisions and sustainable agro-ecosystems.
Leads: Jeff Campbell and Joe Makuch
Eddy Flux CO
The LTAR Eddy Covariance/Flux Working Group
Mission: To identify an appropriate set of sensors and procedures for collecting and processing the data needed to measure both the surface fluxes (heat, moisture, carbon dioxide, and momentum) and associated meteorological and surface properties to ensure consistent high-quality data across the LTAR network.
Leads: Joseph Alfieri and John Baker
The LTAR Hydrology Working Group
Mission: To define a consistent set of instruments and data processing procedures for measuring critical hydrologic variables (discharge and water quality) across the LTAR network at the precision and scales needed to enhance the performance of our analyses and support relevant agricultural and hydrologic models.
Leads: Claire Baffaut and Greg McCarty
The LTAR Meteorology Working Group
Mission: To define a consistent set of instruments and data processing procedures to measure meteorology variables across the LTAR network.
Leads: David Goodrich and John Sadler
Non CO2 Gases
The LTAR Non CO2 Gases Working Group
Mission: To support common observations of soil N2O emissions from Common Experiment treatments at all LTAR sites.
Leads: Michel Cavigelli
The LTAR Remote Sensing/GIS Working Group
Mission: To share information about, develop resources for, and conduct networked research related to remote sensing and GIS in the LTAR network.
Leads: Alisa Coffin, Martha Anderson and Lauren Porensky
The LTAR Soils Working Group
Leads: Tom Moorman
The LTAR Wind Erosion Working Group
Mission: Enhance wind erosion monitoring and assessment capabilities through a National Wind Erosion Research Network to support management.
Leads: Nicholas Webb
Information Management Task Force
The LTAR Information Management Task Force Working Group
Mission: To design and develop cyber-infrastructure to meet the mission of increasing the impact of ARS research
Leads: Dan Arthur (UCB), Nicole Kaplan (CPER), and Pete Kleinman (UCB)
Agricultural Research Service