Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 18, 2843–2857, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2843-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2843–2857, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2843-2021

Research article 10 May 2021

Research article | 10 May 2021

Sun-induced fluorescence and near-infrared reflectance of vegetation track the seasonal dynamics of gross primary production over Africa

Anteneh Getachew Mengistu et al.

Data sets

IFTER sun-induced vegetation fluorescence data from GOME-2A (version 2.0) (Data set) Kooreman, M., Boersma, K., van Schaik, E., van Versendaal, R., Cacciari, A., and Tuinder, O. https://www.temis.nl/surface/sif.php

MCD43C4 MODIS/Terra+Aqua BRDF/Albedo Nadir BRDF-Adjusted Ref Daily L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006 [Data set] Schaaf, C. and Wang, Z. https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43C4.006

The FLUXNET2015 dataset and the ONEFlux processing pipeline for eddy covariance data Pastorello, G., Trotta, C., Canfora, E., Chu, H., Christianson, D., Cheah, Y.-W., Poindexter, C., Chen, J., Elbashandy, A., Humphrey, M., et~al. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0534-3

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In this study, we assess the usefulness of Sun-Induced Fluorescence of Terrestrial Ecosystems Retrieval (SIFTER) data from the GOME-2A instrument and near-infrared reflectance of vegetation (NIRv) from MODIS to capture the seasonality and magnitudes of gross primary production (GPP) derived from six eddy-covariance flux towers in Africa in the overlap years between 2007–2014. We also test the robustness of sun-induced fluoresence and NIRv to compare the seasonality of GPP for the major biomes.
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