Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 14, 1969–1987, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1969-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 1969–1987, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1969-2017

Research article 11 Apr 2017

Research article | 11 Apr 2017

Modelling sun-induced fluorescence and photosynthesis with a land surface model at local and regional scales in northern Europe

Tea Thum et al.

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ED: Publish as is (09 Mar 2017) by Georg Wohlfahrt
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Modelling seasonal cycle at the coniferous forests poses a challenge. We implemented a model for sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) to a land surface model JSBACH. It was used to study the seasonality of the carbon cycle in the Fenno-Scandinavian region. Comparison was made to direct CO2 flux measurements and satellite observations of SIF. SIF proved to be a better proxy for photosynthesis than the fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation.
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