Data Change Log

This page lists updates and changes to site data across FLUXNET dataset releases. Retired sites will have explanations submitted by the PIs. For further information, please contact the PIs.

FLUXNET2015 – February 2020

New Sites Added  No new sites, and for current sites, no new data, only new metadata.
Updated Sites
  • Sites changed to CC-BY-4.0-based data policy (Tier One; 206 sites): AR-SLu, AR-Vir, AT-Neu, AU-Ade, AU-DaP, AU-DaS, AU-Dry, AU-Fog, AU-How, AU-RDF, AU-Rig, AU-Stp, AU-Wac, AU-Whr, AU-Ync, AU-ASM, AU-TTE, AU-Cpr, AU-Cum, AU-Emr, AU-Gin, AU-GWW, AU-Tum, AU-Lox, AU-Rob, AU-Wom, BE-Bra, BE-Lon, BE-Vie, BR-Sa1, CA-Gro, CA-Man, CA-SF1, CA-SF2, CA-SF3, BR-Sa3, CA-NS1, CA-NS2, CA-NS3, CA-NS4, CA-NS5, CA-NS6, CA-NS7, CA-Oas, CA-Obs, CA-Qfo, CA-TP1, CA-TP2, CA-TP3, CA-TP4, CA-TPD, CG-Tch, CH-Cha, CH-Dav, CH-Fru, CH-Lae, CH-Oe2, PA-SPn, PA-SPs, CH-Oe1, CN-Cha, CN-Cng, CN-Dan, CN-Din, CN-Du2, CN-Du3, CN-Sw2, CN-Ha2, CN-HaM, CN-Qia, CZ-BK1, CZ-BK2, CZ-wet, DE-Akm, DE-Gri, DE-Kli, DE-Obe, DE-Spw, DE-Tha, DE-Geb, DE-Hai, DE-Lnf, DE-Lkb, DE-SfN, DE-RuR, DE-RuS, DE-Seh, DE-Zrk, DK-Eng, DK-Sor, DK-Fou, GL-NuF, ES-Amo, ES-LJu, ES-LgS, ES-Ln2, FI-Hyy, FI-Jok, FI-Let, FI-Lom, FI-Sod, FR-Fon, FR-Gri, FR-LBr, FR-Pue, GF-Guy, GL-ZaF, GL-ZaH, GH-Ank, IT-BCi, IT-CA1, IT-CA2, IT-CA3, IT-Cpz, IT-Ro1, IT-Ro2, RU-Ha1, IT-Col, IT-Cp2, US-Blo, US-Lin, IT-Isp, IT-PT1, IT-SR2, IT-SRo, IT-La2, IT-Lav, IT-MBo, IT-Noe, IT-Ren, IT-Tor, JP-MBF, JP-SMF, MY-PSO, NL-Hor, RU-Cok, NL-Loo, RU-Che, RU-Fyo, SD-Dem, SJ-Adv, SJ-Blv, SN-Dhr, US-AR1, US-AR2, US-ARb, US-ARc, US-ARM, US-Atq, US-Ivo, US-Cop, US-CRT, US-Oho, US-Wi0, US-Wi1, US-Wi2, US-Wi3, US-Wi4, US-Wi5, US-Wi6, US-Wi7, US-Wi8, US-Wi9, US-WPT, US-GBT, US-GLE, US-Goo, US-LWW, US-Ha1, US-IB2, US-KS1, US-KS2, US-Los, US-PFa, US-Syv, US-WCr, US-Me1, US-Me2, US-Me3, US-Me4, US-Me5, US-Me6, US-MMS, US-Myb, US-Ton, US-Tw1, US-Tw2, US-Tw3, US-Tw4, US-Twt, US-Var, US-Ne1, US-Ne2, US-Ne3, US-NR1, US-ORv, US-UMB, US-UMd, US-Prr, US-SRC, US-SRG, US-SRM, US-Whs, US-Wkg, US-Sta, ZM-Mon
  • Sites not changed to CC-BY-4.0-based data policy (Tier Two; 6 sites): RU-Sam, RU-SkP, RU-Tks, RU-Vrk, SE-St1, ZA-Kru
  • All sites updated with new metadata and quality flags bug fix
  • Five sites with site ID changes (5 sites): DK-ZaF→GL-ZaF,  DK-ZaH→GL-ZaH,  DK-NuF→GL-NuF,  NO-Adv→SJ-Adv,  NO-Blv→SJ-Blv
  • Sites with variables removed or changed order (9 sites): DK-Fou, FI-Jok, FI-Lom, FR-Pue, IT-Col, IT-MBo, IT-PT1, IT-SRo, NL-Hor
Notes  Changes in this release are:

  1. Data Policy update. From the 212 sites in FLUNXET2015, 206 sites are now sharing data under a Creative Commons CC-BY-4.0 data usage license. Six sites could not be converted to the new policy and were kept or moved to Tier Two policy: RU-Sam, RU-SkP, RU-Tks, RU-Vrk, SE-St1, and ZA-Kru. See the data policy page for more details.
  2. New metadata. New BADM metadata was collected and added to this release for all 206 sites that moved to the new CC-BY-4.0 data policy: canopy height, variable information (height and model for IRGA and Sonic Anemometers; depths for soil temperature and soil water content sensors; and variable units for all temporal resolutions of the FLUXNET2015 Dataset: HH, DD, WW, MM, YY). All BADM metadata, including these new variable, can be downloaded with the BADM BIF file included with all downloads.
  3. Quality flags bug fix. All sites were updated with a new processing code version (v4) resolving the bug affecting Latent and Sensible Heat flux quality control variables (LE_F_MDS_QC and H_F_MDS_QC) which required use of patch file — patch file is still available but not longer required, all variables were updated (see known issues for November 2016 release for details).
  4. Site IDs changes. Five sites had their site IDs changed to reflect the adoption of the ISO-3611-2 standard for determining country codes for FLUXNET site IDs. See more details in the known issues page for this February 2020 release.
    DK-ZaF  →  GL-ZaF
    DK-ZaH  →  GL-ZaH
    DK-NuF  →  GL-NuF
    NO-Adv  →  SJ-Adv
    NO-Blv  →  SJ-Blv
  5. Sites with variables removed. Seven sites had variables removed, all of which that should not have been included or used (FI-Jok, FI-Lom, FR-Pue, IT-MBo, IT-PT1, IT-SRo, NL-Hor). Variables removed are:
    FI-Jok: SWC_F_MDS_3, SWC_F_MDS_3_QC
    FI-Lom: SWC_F_MDS_1, SWC_F_MDS_1_QC
    FR-Pue: TS_F_MDS_2, TS_F_MDS_2_QC
    IT-SRo: TS_F_MDS_6, TS_F_MDS_6_QC
  6. Sites with variable order changed. Two sites had variables labels changed to reflect the correct order of measurement depths (DK-Fou, IT-Col):
    TS_F_MDS_3     →  TS_F_MDS_4
    TS_F_MDS_3_QC  →  TS_F_MDS_4_QC
    TS_F_MDS_6     →  TS_F_MDS_3 
    TS_F_MDS_6_QC  →  TS_F_MDS_3_QC
    SWC_F_MDS_1     →  SWC_F_MDS_2 
    SWC_F_MDS_1_QC  →  SWC_F_MDS_2_QC 
    SWC_F_MDS_2     →  SWC_F_MDS_3 
    SWC_F_MDS_2_QC  →  SWC_F_MDS_3_QC 
    SWC_F_MDS_3     →  SWC_F_MDS_4 
    SWC_F_MDS_3_QC  →  SWC_F_MDS_4_QC 
    SWC_F_MDS_4     →  SWC_F_MDS_1 
    SWC_F_MDS_4_QC  →  SWC_F_MDS_1_QC


FLUXNET2015 – November 2016

New Sites Added AU-Gin, AU-How, AU-Lox, AU-Stp, AU-TTE, AU-Wac, AU-Wom, AU-Ync, CA-Man, CA-Oas, CA-Obs, CA-TP4, CH-Dav, CH-Lae, CH-Oe2, CZ-wet, DE-Geb, DE-Lnf, DE-RuR, DE-Seh, DK-Fou, FI-Let, FI-Lom, FI-Sod, FR-LBr, IT-Col, IT-Cpz, IT-MBo, NO-Blv, RU-Tks, SN-Dhr, US-ARb, US-ARc, US-GBT, US-GLE, US-KS1, US-Me3, US-Me4, US-Me5, US-ORv, US-Prr, US-Tw4, US-Wi1, US-Wi2, US-Wi5, US-Wi7, US-Wi8
Updated Sites AU-ASM, AU-Cpr, AU-Cum, AU-DaP, AU-DaS, AU-Rig, AU-Tum, AU-Whr, CA-TP1, CH-Cha, CH-Fru, CH-Oe1, CZ-BK2, IT-BCi, IT-CA2, IT-CA3, IT-Tor, RU-Cok, SD-Dem, US-Los, US-Myb, ZM-Mon
Notes All sites were processed with a new processing code version (v3). Here are the resulting changes:

  1. The ERA-Interim downscaled variables have been introduced for each site. This covers the complete record (1989-2014). For more information, check out the descriptions here.
  2. The following additional variables have been included in all datasets where available: RH, PPFD_DIF, PPFD_DIF_QC, PPFD_OUT, PPFD_OUT_QC.


FLUXNET2015 – July 2016

New Sites Added BR-Sa1, CA-NS2, CA-TP1, CA-TP3, CA-TPD, DE-SfN, FR-Fon, IT-BCi, US-Atq, US-Cop, US-KS2, US-LWW, US-Me1, US-Me2, US-NR1, US-PFa, US-SRC, US-SRG, US-Sta, US-Tw1, US-Tw2, US-Twt, US-UMB, US-Wi0, US-Wi3, US-Wi4, US-Wi6, US-Wi9
Updated Sites AU-Dry, BE-Bra, CA-NS1, CZ-BK1, DE-Zrk, DK-Sor, DK-ZaF, DK-ZaH, FR-Pue, GF-Guy, IT-CA1, IT-Cp2, IT-Lav, IT-Noe, RU-Fyo, US-Me6, US-Tw3
Notes All sites were processed with a new processing code version (v2). Here are the resulting changes:

  1. The following additional variables have been included in all datasets where available: WD, WD_QC, USTAR, USTAR_QC, RH, RH_QC, NETRAD, NETRAD_QC, PPFD_IN, PPFD_IN_QC, SW_DIF, SW_DIF_QC, SW_OUT, SW_OUT_QC, LW_OUT, LW_OUT_QC, G_F_MDS, G_F_MDS_QC. For more information, check out the descriptions here.


FLUXNET2015 – December 2015

New Sites Added AR-SLu, AR-Vir, AT-Neu, AU-Ade, AU-ASM, AU-Cpr, AU-Cum, AU-DaP, AU-DaS, AU-Dry, AU-Emr, AU-Fog, AU-GWW, AU-RDF, AU-Rig, AU-Rob, AU-Tum, AU-Whr, BE-Bra, BE-Lon, BE-Vie, BR-Sa3, CA-Gro, CA-NS1, CA-NS3, CA-NS4, CA-NS5, CA-NS6, CA-NS7, CA-Qfo, CA-SF1, CA-SF2, CA-SF3, CA-TP2, CG-Tch, CH-Cha, CH-Fru, CH-Oe1, CN-Cha, CN-Cng, CN-Dan, CN-Din, CN-Du2, CN-Du3, CN-Ha2, CN-HaM, CN-Qia, CN-Sw2, CZ-BK1, CZ-BK2, DE-Akm, DE-Gri, DE-Hai, DE-Kli, DE-Lkb, DE-Obe, DE-RuS, DE-Spw, DE-Tha, DE-Zrk, DK-Eng, DK-NuF, DK-Sor, DK-ZaF, DK-ZaH, ES-Amo, ES-LgS, ES-LJu, ES-Ln2, FI-Hyy, FI-Jok, FR-Gri, FR-Pue, GF-Guy, GH-Ank, IT-CA1, IT-CA2, IT-CA3, IT-Cp2, IT-Isp, IT-La2, IT-Lav, IT-Noe, IT-PT1, IT-Ren, IT-Ro1, IT-Ro2, IT-SR2, IT-SRo, IT-Tor, JP-MBF, JP-SMF, MY-PSO, NL-Hor, NL-Loo, NO-Adv, PA-SPn, PA-SPs, RU-Che, RU-Cok, RU-Fyo, RU-Ha1, RU-Sam, RU-SkP, RU-Vrk, SD-Dem, SE-St1, US-AR1, US-AR2, US-ARM, US-Blo, US-CRT, US-Goo, US-Ha1, US-IB2, US-Ivo, US-Lin, US-Los, US-Me6, US-MMS, US-Myb, US-Ne1, US-Ne2, US-Ne3, US-Oho, US-SRM, US-Syv, US-Ton, US-Tw3, US-UMd, US-Var, US-WCr, US-Whs, US-Wkg, US-WPT, ZA-Kru, ZM-Mon
Retired Sites DK-ZaF

Date Retired: March 1st 2016


The data from the DK-ZaF site have been removed from the December 2015 release of the FLUXNET2015 data product after the PI discovered an error in the anemometer data acquisition that could have a strong effect on the fluxes. The PI is working to solve the problem and will try to submit the corrected data in time for the next release.