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Volume 12, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 12, 4509–4523, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4509-2015
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Special issue: EUROSPEC – spectral sampling tools for vegetation biophysical...

Biogeosciences, 12, 4509–4523, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4509-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Reviews and syntheses 30 Jul 2015

Reviews and syntheses | 30 Jul 2015

Reviews and Syntheses: optical sampling of the flux tower footprint

J. A. Gamon

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Optical sampling expands our understanding of the "breathing" of terrestrial ecosystems beyond what is possible by eddy covariance alone. The light-use efficiency (LUE) model provides a useful conceptual framework for integrating optical and CO2 flux measurements. Contrasting optical and flux behavior can reveal distinct optical types that provide key information on flux controls. Practical applications include assessment of ecosystem health, productivity, and biospheric carbon sequestration.
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