Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Research article
15 Sep 2020
Research article |  | 15 Sep 2020

Decomposing reflectance spectra to track gross primary production in a subalpine evergreen forest

Rui Cheng, Troy S. Magney, Debsunder Dutta, David R. Bowling, Barry A. Logan, Sean P. Burns, Peter D. Blanken, Katja Grossmann, Sophia Lopez, Andrew D. Richardson, Jochen Stutz, and Christian Frankenberg


Total article views: 3,553 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
2,488 1,010 55 3,553 287 48 53
  • HTML: 2,488
  • PDF: 1,010
  • XML: 55
  • Total: 3,553
  • Supplement: 287
  • BibTeX: 48
  • EndNote: 53
Views and downloads (calculated since 17 Feb 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 17 Feb 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 3,553 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 3,015 with geography defined and 538 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1


Latest update: 14 Jun 2024
Short summary
We measured reflected sunlight from an evergreen canopy for a year to detect changes in pigments that play an important role in regulating the seasonality of photosynthesis. Results show a strong mechanistic link between spectral reflectance features and pigment content, which is validated using a biophysical model. Our results show spectrally where, why, and when spectral features change over the course of the season and show promise for estimating photosynthesis remotely.
Final-revised paper