Constraining model simulations of GPP using satellite retrieved leaf chlorophyll

Rasmus Houborg*, Alessandro Cescatti, Mirco Migliavacca

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A prominent issue with the state of current terrestrial biosphere models pertains to unrealistic parameterizations of model parameters in space and time. Key biochemical controls on carbon uptake by vegetation canopies are typically assigned fixed literature-based values for broad categories of vegetation types despite the fact that these are affected by a complex interplay of environmental and physiological factors, which inevitable leads to significant temporal and spatial variability. Considering the high spatial and temporal resolution of current satellite constellations, candidate remote sensing techniques should play a key role in advancing model parameterizations and ultimately improve estimations of gas and energy fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. This study investigates the utility of remote sensing based retrievals of leaf chlorophyll for estimating leaf photosynthetic capacity (i.e. Vcmax) and for constraining model simulations of gross primary productivity (GPP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages6455-6458
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Jul 22 2012Jul 27 2012

Other

Other2012 32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period07/22/1207/27/12

Keywords

  • CLM
  • GPP
  • Vcmax
  • leaf chlorophyll

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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