Baltimore Ecosystem Study Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2011 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Carbon Flux, Meteorological, and Biological Monitoring at Cub Hill, Baltimore, MD
Hom, John
Co-Authors: John Hom, Nicanor Saliendra, Matthew Patterson, Ian Yesilonis,

Abstract: Carbon, water, and energy flux were measured in a complex urban environment with relatively high vegetation cover. Results are shown that the vegetation cover indices correlates well with carbon uptake and land surface temperature. Wind direction sector analysis with land use shows that higher vegetation cover having more C uptake and less C emissions, and lower surface temperatures, providing beneficial ecological services. Investigations into partitioning of carbon emissions and carbon uptake dynamics shows interaction of anthropogenic emissions with land use, existing tree cover and vegetation types . Maintained vegetation such as lawns may have a large impact during the summer growing season.