Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 15, 6439–6449, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6439-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 6439–6449, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6439-2018

Ideas and perspectives 02 Nov 2018

Ideas and perspectives | 02 Nov 2018

Ideas and perspectives: Tree–atmosphere interaction responds to water-related stem variations

Tim van Emmerik et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Sep 2018) by Anja Rammig
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Oct 2018) by Anja Rammig
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish as is (10 Oct 2018) by Anja Rammig
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Trees are very important for the water and carbon cycles. Climate and weather models often assume constant vegetation parameters because good measurements are missing. We used affordable accelerometers to measure tree sway of 19 trees in the Amazon rainforest. We show that trees respond very differently to the same weather conditions, which means that vegetation parameters are dynamic. With our measurements trees can be accounted for more realistically, improving climate and weather models.
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