Biological Systems Engineering



Gilberto Pastorello

Elizabeth Walter-Shea

Date of this Version



Scientific Data (2020) 7:225


Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.

An Author Correction is attached below: Scientific Data | (2021) 8:72 |


The FLUXNET2015 dataset provides ecosystem-scale data on CO2, water, and energy exchange between the biosphere and the atmosphere, and other meteorological and biological measurements, from 212 sites around the globe (over 1500 site-years, up to and including year 2014). These sites, independently managed and operated, voluntarily contributed their data to create global datasets. Data were quality controlled and processed using uniform methods, to improve consistency and intercomparability across sites. The dataset is already being used in a number of applications, including ecophysiology studies, remote sensing studies, and development of ecosystem and Earth system models. FLUXNET2015 includes derived-data products, such as gap-filled time series, ecosystem respiration and photosynthetic uptake estimates, estimation of uncertainties, and metadata about the measurements, presented for the first time in this paper. In addition, 206 of these sites are for the first time distributed under a Creative Commons (CC-BY 4.0) license. This paper details this enhanced dataset and the processing methods, now made available as open-source codes, making the dataset more accessible, transparent, and reproducible.

Supplement file (88 pp) attached below.

Liska SD 2020 FLUXNET supplement.pdf (1359 kB)
Pastorello AUTHOR CORRECTION 2-25-21.pdf (730 kB)
Liska SD 2021 correction.pdf (730 kB)
Author correction doi:10.1038/s41597-021-00851-9