Deniel Sang, Angela Che Ing Tang, Edward Baran Aeries, Kevin Kemudang Musin, Ryuichi Hirata, Lulie Melling
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
energy-fluxes, oil-palm, tropical-peatland
Theme IX. Tropical peatlands
Land use change plays an important role in influencing the energy fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. A 40 m micrometeorological observation tower was constructed to study the energy fluxes in an oil palm plantation ecosystem on tropical peatland in Sarawak. The preliminary results have shown that the sensible and latent heat fluxes did not show a marked seasonal variability. The average Bowen ratio was 0.13, indicating that latent heat flux dominated over sensible heat flux. Long term measurements are needed to allow better evaluation of the diurnal, annual and inter-annual variations of energy fluxes and meteorological variables which will lead to a better understanding of carbon dynamics and energy budgets in the oil palm ecosystem on tropical peatland.