Terrestrial ecosystem production: A process model based on global satellite and surface data

  title={Terrestrial ecosystem production: A process model based on global satellite and surface data},
  author={C. Potter and J. Randerson and C. Field and P. Matson and P. Vitousek and H. Mooney and S. Klooster},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
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