Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Research article
04 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 04 Jun 2021

Impact of temperature and water availability on microwave-derived gross primary production

Irene E. Teubner, Matthias Forkel, Benjamin Wild, Leander Mösinger, and Wouter Dorigo

Data sets

The Global Long-term Microwave Vegetation Optical Depth Climate Archive VODCA (Version 1.0) [data set] L. Moesinger, W. Dorigo, R. De Jeu, R. Van der Schalie, T. Scanlon, I. Teubner, and M. Forkel

MOD17A2H MODIS/terra gross primary productivity 8-day L4 global 500 m SIN grid V006 S. Running, Q. Mu, and M. Zhao

Short summary
Vegetation optical depth (VOD), which contains information on vegetation water content and biomass, has been previously shown to be related to gross primary production (GPP). In this study, we analyzed the impact of adding temperature as model input and investigated if this can reduce the previously observed overestimation of VOD-derived GPP. In addition, we could show that the relationship between VOD and GPP largely holds true along a gradient of dry or wet conditions.
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