19° 33' 11.124" N, 155° 19' 2.316" W
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Brief Site Description:
Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife hosts a core terrestrial NEON site here.
Detailed Site Description:
The Pu'u Maka'ala Natural Area Reserve is located north of Volcano Village high on the flanks of Mauna Loa over 4,000 feet above sea level. The Reserve protects 18,730 acres of lush endemic alpine rainforest where Hāpu'u Pulu tree ferns - some up to twenty feet tall - dominate the landscape.
NEON data (Core Terrestrial) from this site.
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Mean Annual Precipitation:
2 284 millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature:
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Complexly interbedded sequence of aquifers and confining beds
Public - accessible to all site users