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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3447–3467, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3447-2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 3447–3467, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3447-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Jun 2015

Research article | 05 Jun 2015

Modeling photosynthesis of discontinuous plant canopies by linking the Geometric Optical Radiative Transfer model with biochemical processes

Q. Xin et al.
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We advance the Geometric Optical Radiative Transfer model and derive analytical solutions to radiation absorption by sunlit/shaded leaves. We link the radiative transfer process with the biochemical diffusion process to model canopy photosynthesis. Modeled gross primary production could explain more than 80% variance of flux tower measurements at both hourly and daily scales.
We advance the Geometric Optical Radiative Transfer model and derive analytical solutions to...
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