Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Research article
11 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 11 Oct 2022

Tracking vegetation phenology of pristine northern boreal peatlands by combining digital photography with CO2 flux and remote sensing data

Maiju Linkosalmi, Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, Olli Nevalainen, Mikko Peltoniemi, Cemal M. Taniş, Ali N. Arslan, Juuso Rainne, Annalea Lohila, Tuomas Laurila, and Mika Aurela


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-58', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Maiju Linkosalmi, 18 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-58', Anton Vrieling, 11 Apr 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Maiju Linkosalmi, 18 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 May 2022) by Ben Bond-Lamberty
AR by Maiju Linkosalmi on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jun 2022) by Ben Bond-Lamberty
RR by Anton Vrieling (01 Jul 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Jul 2022) by Ben Bond-Lamberty
AR by Maiju Linkosalmi on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2022)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2022) by Ben Bond-Lamberty
Short summary
Vegetation greenness was monitored with digital cameras in three northern peatlands during five growing seasons. The greenness index derived from the images was highest at the most nutrient-rich site. Greenness indicated the main phases of phenology and correlated with CO2 uptake, though this was mainly related to the common seasonal cycle. The cameras and Sentinel-2 satellite showed consistent results, but more frequent satellite data are needed for reliable detection of phenological phases.
Final-revised paper