An integrated model of canopy micrometeorology and exchanges of mass and energy was developed and tested for a two-story boreal forest. Roles of different elements of this forest ecosystem in determining net ecosystem exchanges (NEEs) of sensible heat, water vapor and CO2 were analyzed by using the model. In this model, plant canopies are divided… More

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Soil surface CO2 flux (RS) is overwhelmingly the product of respiration by roots (autotrophic respiration, RA) and soil organisms (heterotrophic respiration, RH). Many studies have attempted to partition RS into these two components, with highly variable results. This study analyzes published data encompassing 54 forest sites and shows that RA and RH are each strongly… More

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The vertical structure of the flow in the old aspen canopy in BOREAS is examined in terms of thermocouple profiles and sonic anemometers above, within, and below the aspen canopy. The data are composited for different periods in order to isolate seasonal changes of the canopy and sun angle. On clear nights, a strong surface… More

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