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Mean annual GPP of Europe derived from its water balance

Beer, C; Reichstein, M; Ciais, Philippe; Papale, D B; Farquhar, Graham


On local scale, the eddy covariance technique is suited to estimate gross primary production (GPP). Scaling up such observations to the regional and continental level, however, remains a challenge. Here, we show that there is a surprisingly robust stoichiometric relationship between vegetation CO2 and H2O fluxes, mediated by vapor pressure deficit (VPD), across many different forest vegetation types. This relationship is used to provide a data-driven estimate of Europe's GPP from its water...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Geophysical Research Letters
DOI: 10.1029/2006GL029006


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