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Volume 12, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 12, 4509–4523, 2015
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Special issue: EUROSPEC – spectral sampling tools for vegetation biophysical...

Biogeosciences, 12, 4509–4523, 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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