Mapping regional forest evapotranspiration and photosynthesis by coupling satellite data with ecosystem simulation

S. W. Running, Ramakrishna R. Nemani, David L. Peterson, Lawrence E. Band, Donald F. Potts, Lars L. Pierce, Michael A. Spanner

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Abstract

Annual evapotranspiration (ET) and net photosynthesis (PSN) were estimated for a mountainous 28 × 55 km of predominantly coniferous forests in western Montana. A simple geographic information system integrated topographic, soils, vegetation, and climatic data at a 1.1-km scale size defined by the satellite sensor pixel size. Leaf area index (LAI) of the forest was estimated with data from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1090-1101
Number of pages12
JournalEcology
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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