Do we miss the hot spots ? – The use of very high resolution aerial photographs to quantify carbon fluxes in peatlands

  title={Do we miss the hot spots ? – The use of very high resolution aerial photographs to quantify carbon fluxes in peatlands},
  author={Thomas Becker and Lars Kutzbach and Inke Forbrich and John Schneider and Dieter Jager and Barbara Thees and Martin Wilmking},
Accurate determination of carbon balances in heterogeneous ecosystems often requires the extrapolation of point based measurements. The ground resolution (pixel size) of the extrapolation base, e.g. a land-cover map, might thus influence the calculated carbon balance, in particular if biogeochemical hot spots are small in size. In 5 this paper, we test the effects of varying ground resolution on the calculated carbon balance of a boreal peatland consisting of hummocks (dry), lawns (intermediate… CONTINUE READING


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