Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 15, 1319–1333, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1319-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1319–1333, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1319-2018

Research article 05 Mar 2018

Research article | 05 Mar 2018

Climate effects on vegetation vitality at the treeline of boreal forests of Mongolia

Michael Klinge et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Jan 2018) by Jochen Schöngart
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Feb 2018) by Jochen Schöngart
AR by Michael Klinge on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Treelines are one of the most obvious borders between vegetation units and can easily be detected by remote sensing. They provide information on climate conditions and human impact on forest distribution. Performing a GIS analysis by combining different datasets leads to detection of the major determining factors for current forest distribution and helps to evaluate past and future conditions for tree growth. This is especially feasible for regions without extensive forest management.
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