Microbial community composition data products for all data analyzed after Jan 1, 2016 had an issue with the sequence data processing pipeline. This issue is causing the resulting community composition data to consist of very few counts and lower than expected diversity. We are in the process of evaluating the extent of the issue.
To date, all NEON groundwater and surface water elevation data has had high uncertainty due to unstable survey reference points and delays in reporting field-based sensor position adjustments. In-the-field infrastructure upgrades will improve NEON water elevation data products at many aquatic sites.
NEON staff have been collecting data on stochastic disturbances and site management activities observed at all aquatic and terrestrial NEON sites and have just released this information as a new data product, Site Management and Event Reporting.
The Soil Sensor Technical Working Group, which is an advisory group of external scientific community members, has recommended the continued publication of throughfall precipitation data despite noted quality concerns.