Beskydy 2017, 10, 27-32

Wind characteristics of CzeCOS’s ecosystem station Štítná

Carlos P. Guerra Torres 1,2,3, Vinh Xuan Nguyen 2,3,4, Marian Pavelka2,5, Shilpi Yadav2, Michal V. Marek2

1Department of Botany, University of Panama P. O. 0824-00077 Panama, Panama
2Global Change Research Institute, Bělidla 986/4 A, Staré Brno, Czech Republic
3Institute of Forest Ecology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 3, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
4Department of Ecology, Institute of Tropical Biology VAST, 85 Tran Quoc Toan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
5Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 3, 613 00 Brno Czech Republic

Accurate wind analyses using six wind classes and twelve splitting directions were done to deeply evaluate wind conditions on Štítná CzeCOS’s ecosystem station in the Czech Republic. The analysis brings information about contribution of different part of the research-forested area to the measurement of CO2 exchange between the studied ecosystem and atmosphere. Štítná station is located inside of a forest composed of Fagus sylvatica with age 114 years and the forest can be harvested sometime forward. Total of 82 % of the wind contributions speed are in the range of 1.0 - 6.0 m s-1 and the major accumulation of winds comes from SE (9 %), SSE (17 %) and S (14 %); 13 % were calm periods. The obtained information will be useful for evaluate the conditions of the use of the eddy covariance technique in the research area.


University of Panama for provide the resources to allow the author (C.G.) the studies in the Czech Republic. This work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of CR within the National Sustainability Program I (NPU I), grant number LO1415.


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