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Direct partitioning of eddy-covariance water and carbon dioxide fluxes into ground and plant components

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Zahn, Einara ; Bou-Zeid, Elie ; Good, Stephen P. ; Katul, Gabriel G. ; Thomas, Christoph ; Ghannam, Khaled ; Smith, James A. ; Chamecki, Marcelo ; Dias, Nelson L. ; Fuentes, Jose D. ; Alfieri, Joseph G. ; Kwon, Hyojung ; Caylor, Kelly K. ; Gao, Zhiqiu ; Soderberg, Keir ; Bambach, Nicolas E. ; Hipps, Lawrence E. ; Prueger, John H. ; Kustas, William P.:
Direct partitioning of eddy-covariance water and carbon dioxide fluxes into ground and plant components.
In: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Vol. 315 (2022) . - No. 108790.
ISSN 0168-1923
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108790

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DarkMix - Illuminating the dark side of surface meteorology: creating a novel framework to explain atmospheric transport and turbulent mixing in the weak-wind boundary layer724629

Abstract in another language

The partitioning of evapotranspiration (ET) into surface evaporation (E) and stomatal-based transpiration (T) is essential for analyzing the water cycle and earth surface energy budget. Similarly, the partitioning of net ecosystem exchange (NEE) of carbon dioxide into respiration (R) and photosynthesis (P) is needed to quantify the controls on its sources and sinks. Promising approaches to obtain these components from field measurements include partitioning models based on analysis of conventional high frequency eddy-covariance data. Here, two such existing approaches, based on similarity between non-stomatal (R and E) and stomatal (P and T) components, are considered: the Modified Relaxed Eddy Accumulation (MREA) and Flux-Variance Similarity (FVS) models. Moreover, a simpler technique is proposed based on a Conditional Eddy-Covariance (CEC) scheme. All approaches were evaluated against independent estimates of transpiration and respiration. The CEC method agreed better with measurements of transpiration over a grass field, with a smaller root mean square error (5.9 W m−2) and higher correlation (0.96). At a forest site, better agreement with soil respiration was found for FVS above the canopy, while CEC and MREA performed better below the canopy. Further application of these methods over a vineyard and a pine forest across different seasons provided insight into the main strengths and weaknesses of each approach. FVS and MREA converge less often when ground flux components dominate, while CEC might result in noisy P and R for small NEE. Finally, in the CEC and MREA framework, the ratio T/ET is shown to be related to the correlation coefficient for carbon dioxide and water vapor concentrations, which can thus be used as a qualitative measure of the importance of stomatal and non-stomatal components. Overall, these results advance the understanding of the skill and agreement of all three methods, and inform future studies where the various approaches can be applied simultaneously and intercompared.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Carbon dioxide fluxes; Eddy Covariance; Evapotranspiration; Flux partitioning; Photosynthesis; Respiration
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professor Micrometeorology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professor Micrometeorology > Professor Micrometeorology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph K. Thomas
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Nonlinear Dynamics
Research Institutions > EU Research Projects > DarkMix
Faculties
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > EU Research Projects
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2022 22:00
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 09:42
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/68866