Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13321–13328, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13321-2018

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13321–13328, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13321-2018

Research article 18 Sep 2018

Research article | 18 Sep 2018

Prediction of photosynthesis in Scots pine ecosystems across Europe by a needle-level theory

Pertti Hari et al.

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AR by Anni Vanhatalo on behalf of the Authors (21 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Jul 2018) by Dominick Spracklen
AR by Anni Vanhatalo on behalf of the Authors (22 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Aug 2018) by Dominick Spracklen
Short summary
The development of eddy-covariance measurements of ecosystem CO2 fluxes began a new era in the field studies of photosynthesis. The interpretation of the very variable CO2 fluxes in evergreen forests has been problematic especially in seasonal transition times. We apply two theoretical needle-level equations and show they can predict photosynthetic CO2 flux between the atmosphere and Scots pine forests. This has strong implications for the interpretation of the global change and boreal forests.
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