Comparing forest measurements from tree rings and a space-based index of vegetation activity in Siberia


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2013

Идентификатор DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035034

Ключевые слова: carbon cycling, TRW, MXD, NDVI, taiga, boreal forest, Carbon, Digital storage, Reflection, Vegetation, Boreal forests, Forestry, airborne sensing, biological production, canopy reflectance, carbon flux, dendroecology, ecoregion, photosynthesis, principal component analysis, tree ring, Ecology, Plants, Siberia

Аннотация: Different methods have been developed for measuring carbon stocks and fluxes in the northern high latitudes, ranging from intensively measured small plots to space-based methods that use reflectance data to drive production efficiency models. The field of dendroecology has used samples of tree growth from radial increments to quantПоказать полностьюify long-term variability in ecosystem productivity, but these have very limited spatial domains. Since the cambium material in tree cores is itself a product of photosynthesis in the canopy, it would be ideal to link these two approaches. We examine the associations between the normalized differenced vegetation index (NDVI) and tree growth using 19 pairs of tree-ring widths (TRW) and maximum latewood density (MXD) across much of Siberia. We find consistent correlations between NDVI and both measures of tree growth and no systematic difference between MXD and TRW. At the regional level we note strong correspondence between the first principal component of tree growth and NDVI for MXD and TRW in a temperature-limited bioregion, indicating that canopy reflectance and cambial production are broadly linked. Using a network of 21 TRW chronologies from south of Lake Baikal, we find a similarly strong regional correspondence with NDVI in a markedly drier region. We show that tree growth is dominated by variation at decadal and multidecadal time periods, which the satellite record is incapable of recording given its relatively short record.

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Выпуск журнала: Vol. 8, Is. 3

ISSN журнала: 17489326

Место издания: BRISTOL



  • Bunn A.G. (Department of Environmental Sciences,Huxley College,Western Washington University)
  • Hughes M.K. (Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research,University of Arizona)
  • Losleben M. (Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research,University of Arizona)
  • Kirdyanov A.V. (V N Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS)
  • Shishov V.V. (Siberian Federal University)
  • Vaganov E.A. (Siberian Federal University)
  • Berner L.T. (Woods Hole Research Center)
  • Oltchev A. (Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution,RAS)

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