Special - Savanna patterns of energy and carbon integrated across the landscape

Beringer, J, Hacker, J, Hutley, L, Leuning, R, Arndt, S, Amiri, R, Bannehr, L, Cernusak, L, Grover, S and Hensley, C., et al, 2011, 'Special - Savanna patterns of energy and carbon integrated across the landscape', Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 92, no. 11, pp. 1467-1485.


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Title Special - Savanna patterns of energy and carbon integrated across the landscape
Author(s) Beringer, J
Hacker, J
Hutley, L
Leuning, R
Arndt, S
Amiri, R
Bannehr, L
Cernusak, L
Grover, S
Hensley, C., et al,
Year 2011
Journal name Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume number 92
Issue number 11
Start page 1467
End page 1485
Total pages 19
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Abstract An interdisciplinary campaign, Savanna Patterns of Energy and Carbon Integrated across the Landscape (SPECIAL), was undertaken to understand the patterns and processes of fluxes. SPECIAL is aimed at describing the variability in and drivers of fluxes from leaf to landscape scales across a large section of the 1,000-km-long North Australian Tropical Transect (NATT) in northern Australia, where mean annual rainfall decreases from 1,700 mm in the north to 350 mm in the south. Savannas contribute significantly to biogeochemical cycling, including exchanges of carbon dioxide, nitrogenous compounds, methane, volatile organic compounds (VOC), and other trace gases, with a globally significant efflux arising from frequent savanna burning. Savannas are also important because of their large spatial extent and relatively high productivity compared to other global biomes. The SPECIAL campaign was focused on the spatial variability in fluxes between the sites rather than temporal variability.
Subject Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) carbon sequestration
DIFFUSE model
gross primary productivity
MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
random forest
random forest
DOI - identifier 10.1175/2011BAMS2948.1
Copyright notice © 2011 American Meteorological Society
ISSN 0003-0007
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