LTAR Sites

The 18 LTAR sites

LTAR Sites Map

The 18 LTAR Network sites

Site NameSite CodeLocationEstablishedRecord (years)Area (km2)Network AffiliationNEON DomainMajor crops, land use, and livestock productionBibliographies
Archbold-University of FloridaABS-UFVenus, FL/Ona, FL194174102AmeriFlux, GLEON, NutNet, USCRND3 – SoutheastBeef cattle, pasture, rangeland, wildlifeShort Bibliography

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Central Mississippi River BasinCMRBColumbia, MO1971Up to 44490CEAP, SCAND6 – Prairie PeninsulaGrain cropping systems, some pasture, riparian forestLong Bibliography
Central Plains Experimental RangeCPERCheyenne, WY; Nunn, CO193976865LTER, NEON, GRACEnet, NADP, NutNet, SCAND10 – Central PlainsWheat-fallow, rangeland, beef cattleLong Bibliography
Eastern Corn BeltECBColumbus, OH1974Up to 41N/ACEAP, GRACEnetD7 – Appalachians / Cumberland PlateauCropland, swine, dairy poultryShort Bibliography

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Great BasinGBBoise, ID196154239CEAP, CZO, NADP, SCAND15 – Great BasinRangeland, beef cattle, wildlifeShort and Long Bibliographies
Gulf Atlantic Coastal PlainGACPTifton, Georgia; (Little River Experimental Watershed)196547334CEAP, NADP, SCAND3 – SoutheastCotton, peanuts, corn, vegetables (~50% irrigated); poultry, beef cattleShort and Long Bibliographies
Jornada Experimental RangeJERLas Cruces, NM1912100+780CEAP, COSMOS, LTER, NEON, NWERN, SCAN, UV-B MRP, USCRN, WNBRD14 – Desert SouthwestRangeland, beef cattle, wildlifeShort Bibliography

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Kellogg Biological StationKBSHickory Corners, MI19872813LTER, AmeriFlux, NADP, NutNetD5 – Great LakesRow crops, forage crops, bioenergy crops, mixed grasses, prairie, forest, dairyShort Bibliography

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Lower Chesapeake BayLCBBeltsville, MD1910222600CASTnet, CEAP, COSMOS, EOS, NADP, GRACEnet, SCAN, UV-B MRPD2 – Mid AtlanticCropland, poultry, dairy, forages, pasture, horticultureShort Bibliography

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Lower Mississippi River BasinLMRBOxford, MS1981Up to 3421.3COSMOS, CEAP, SURFRAD, SCAND8 – Ozarks ComplexCotton, corn, soybeans, rice, catfish, sugar caneLong Bibliography
Northern PlainsNPMandan, ND1912100+9.7NEON, CEAP, GRACEnet, REAP, SCAND9 – Northern PlainsSmall grains, row crops, beef cattle on grazing landsShort and Long Bibliographies
Platte River/High Plains AquiferPRHPLincoln, NE1912100+16500AmeriFlux, GRACEnet, REAP, SCAND6 – Prairie PeninsulaCropland, rangeland, beef cattle, biofuelsShort Bibliography

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R.J. Cook Agronomy FarmCAFPullman, WA1999150.577 LTAP, GRACEnet, REAP, NADP, SCAND15 – Great BasinWheat, barley, pulses (peas, lentils, chickpeas)Short Bibliography

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Southern PlainsSPEl Reno, OK1948,1961541,423CEAP, COSMOS, SCAND11 – Southern PlainsBeef cattle, winter wheat, pasture, forages, prairieShort Bibliography

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Texas GulfTGTemple, TX193776N/ACEAP, GRACEnet, NutNet, LTBE, SCAND11 – Southern PlainsCropland, rangeland, pasture, remnant prairieLong Bibliography
Upper Chesapeake BayUCBUniversity Park, PA1968471,127CEAP, GRACEnet, SCAND2 – Mid AtlanticRow crops, dairy, pasture, forestShort Bibliography
Upper Mississippi River BasinUMRBAmes, IA1992236,200AmeriFlux, CEAP, GRACEnet, SCAND6 – Prairie PeninsulaCorn-soybean with livestock (swine, beef, dairy)Short and Long Bibliographies
Walnut Gulch Experimental WatershedWGEWTucson,AZ195362150Ameriflux, CEAP, COSMOS, EOS, GRACEnet, SCAND14 – Desert SouthwestRangeland, beef cattle, wildlifeShort Bibliography

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