Articles | Volume 12, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 12, 4245–4259, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4245-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 4245–4259, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4245-2015
Research article
21 Jul 2015
Research article | 21 Jul 2015

Energy partitioning and surface resistance of a poplar plantation in northern China

M. Kang et al.

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We found that energy partitioning to latent and sensible heat and surface resistance was dramatically responsive to climatological drought. All physiological and bioclimatological metrics (Bowen ratio, surface resistance, and Priestley-Taylor coefficient) indicated that the water demands of the poplar plantation were greater than the amount available through precipitation, highlighting the poor match of a water-intensive species like poplar to a water-limited region in northern China.
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