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Surface Renewal: An Advanced Micrometeorological Method for Measuring and Processing Field-Scale Energy Flux Density Data Andrew J. McElrone1,2, Thomas M. Shapland2, Arturo Calderon2,3, Li Fitzmaurice4,5, Kyaw Tha Paw U4, Richard L. Snyder4 1Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, 2Department of Viticulture & Enology, University of California, Davis, 3Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Chile, 4Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis, 5URS Corporation Australia Pty. Ltd. Surface renewal is a micrometeorological method that is being used increasingly to determine energy fluxes, but its technical complexity makes it inaccessible to a broad audience. We describe the steps needed to set up and calibrate a surface renewal field station, to acquire and process data, and to correctly interpret results.