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A comparison of methods for estimating fractional green vegetation cover within a desert-to-upland transition zone in central New Mexico, USA
We compared a set of methods for estimating fractional green vegetation cover (fc) over a ¨4000 km 2 region of central New Mexico, USA. The models used were trained and tested independently usingExpand
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Macrosystems ecology: understanding ecological patterns and processes at continental scales
Macrosystems ecology is the study of diverse ecological phenomena at the scale of regions to continents and their interactions with phenomena at other scales. This emerging subdiscipline addressesExpand
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Upscaling key ecosystem functions across the conterminous United States by a water‐centric ecosystem model
[1] We developed a water-centric monthly scale simulation model (WaSSI-C) by integrating empirical water and carbon flux measurements from the FLUXNET network and an existing water supply and demandExpand
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Satellite Remote Sensing of Surface Urban Heat Islands: Progress, Challenges, and Perspectives
The surface urban heat island (SUHI), which represents the difference of land surface temperature (LST) in urban relativity to neighboring non-urban surfaces, is usually measured using satellite LST data. Expand
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Twentieth-Century Droughts and Their Impacts on Terrestrial Carbon Cycling in China
Abstract Midlatitude regions experienced frequent droughts during the twentieth century, but their impacts on terrestrial carbon balance are unclear. This paper presents a century-scale study ofExpand
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Trends in vegetation activity and their climatic correlates: China 1982 to 1998
We combined a satellite-derived Leaf Area Index (LAI) dataset and a gridded climate dataset to analyse trends in vegetation activity and their correlation with climate variability in China betweenExpand
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The contribution of China’s Grain to Green Program to carbon sequestration
Forests play an important role in regulating atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and mitigating the greenhouse effect. The Grain to Green Program (GGP) is one of the largest ecological programsExpand
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Solar‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence is strongly correlated with terrestrial photosynthesis for a wide variety of biomes: First global analysis based on OCO‐2 and flux tower observations
Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) has been increasingly used as a proxy for terrestrial gross primary productivity (GPP). Previous work mainly evaluated the relationship betweenExpand
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Drought effects on large fire activity in Canadian and Alaskan forests
Fire is the dominant disturbance in forest ecosystems across Canada and Alaska, and has important implications for forest ecosystems, terrestrial carbon dioxide emissions and the forestry industry.Expand
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