Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 15, 6713–6729, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6713-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 6713–6729, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6713-2018

Research article 12 Nov 2018

Research article | 12 Nov 2018

Assessing biotic contributions to CO2 fluxes in northern China using the Vegetation, Photosynthesis and Respiration Model (VPRM-CHINA) and observations from 2005 to 2009

Archana Dayalu et al.

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Accounting for the vegetation signal is critical for comprehensive CO2 budget assessment in China. We model and evaluate hourly vegetation carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange (mass per unit area per unit time) in northern China from 2005 to 2009. The model is driven by satellite and meteorological data, is linked to ground-level ecosystem observations, and is applicable to other time periods. We find vegetation uptake of CO2 in summer is comparable to emissions from fossil fuels in northern China.
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