Professor Dave Breshears visits the Mpala Research Center

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In August and September, the Caylor Lab in Kenya hosted Dave Breshears from the University of Arizona during his sabbatical trip around the globe.

Wind Sensors Dave was comparing hemispherical photos to micrometeorological variables near the ground surface along a woody gradient of Acacia gerrardii in central Mpala. If the hemi-photos turn out to be a good predictor of near-surface winds and temperature, they will help identify spatial patterns of potential evapotranspiration. This method will then be useful to understand the sources of ET from the fairly open mixed savanna within the footprint of our flux tower.