Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 15, 2723–2742, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2723-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 2723–2742, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2723-2018

Research article 07 May 2018

Research article | 07 May 2018

Remote sensing of canopy nitrogen at regional scale in Mediterranean forests using the spaceborne MERIS Terrestrial Chlorophyll Index

Yasmina Loozen et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Dec 2017) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Yasmina Loozen on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jan 2018) by Sönke Zaehle
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Mar 2018) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Yasmina Loozen on behalf of the Authors (21 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Apr 2018) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Yasmina Loozen on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Apr 2018) by Sönke Zaehle
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Short summary
Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for plant growth. It would be interesting to detect it using satellite data. The goal was to investigate if it is possible to remotely sense the canopy nitrogen concentration and content of Mediterranean trees using a product calculated from satellite reflectance data, the MERIS Terrestrial Chlorophyll Index (MTCI). The tree plots were located in Catalonia, NE Spain. The relationship between MTCI and canopy N was present but dependent on the type of trees.
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