Articles | Volume 14, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 14, 3909–3926, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3909-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 3909–3926, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3909-2017

Research article 07 Sep 2017

Research article | 07 Sep 2017

A biophysical approach using water deficit factor for daily estimations of evapotranspiration and CO2 uptake in Mediterranean environments

David Helman et al.

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A remote-sensing biophysical approach for estimating daily evapotranspiration and carbon uptake was tested at Mediterranean forest and non-forest sites in Israel after accounting for root zone water deficit. A newly developed mobile lab system and an active FLUXNET station were used for validation. The model successfully tracked observed changes in fluxes, showing promise for a reliable ecosystem-level assessment. Changes in water use efficiency due to afforestation were assessed in Israel.
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