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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 14, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 14, 1093–1110, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1093-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 14, 1093–1110, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1093-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 08 Mar 2017

Research article | 08 Mar 2017

Separating overstory and understory leaf area indices for global needleleaf and deciduous broadleaf forests by fusion of MODIS and MISR data

Yang Liu et al.
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The forest overstory and understory LAI data GlobalMapping http://www.globalmapping.org/ForestLAIoLAIu

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Forest overstory and understory layers differ in carbon and water cycle regimes and phenology, as well as ecosystem functions. In this paper, overstory and understory LAI values were estimated separately for global needleleaf and deciduous broadleaf forests. This work would help us better understand the seasonal patterns of forest structure, evaluate the ecosystem functions and improve the modeling of the forest carbon and water cycles.
Forest overstory and understory layers differ in carbon and water cycle regimes and phenology,...
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