An overview of the LOess Plateau mesa region land surface process field EXperiment series (LOPEXs)
- Key Laboratory for Climate-Environment and Disasters of Western China, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China
Abstract. A series of land surface process field experiments were carried out in a mesa region of the Chinese Loess Plateau in each of the years from 2004 to 2008 (acronymized as LOPEX04, LOPEX08, etc.). The general objectives of this series of experiments, observational data sets, and preliminary science results are presented in this paper. The prospective research topics by using the LOPEXs data sets are discussed.