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Seasonal dynamics of terrestrial net primary production in China
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Paper Abstract

Study on seasonal change of terrestrial net primary production (NPP) and its responses to climate are to help understand the responses of terrestrial ecosystem to climate change and mechanisms of annual NPP increases. In this study, GLO-PEM simulating NPP data and corresponding climate data were used to explore the seasonal changes of terrestrial NPP and their geographical differences in China from 1981 to 2000. As the results, seasonal total NPP in China showed a significant increase for all four seasons during the past 20 years. The spring NPP indicated the largest increase rate, while the summer NPP was with the largest increase in magnitude. The area of NPP increase was largest in summer, and that of NPP decrease was largest in autumn. Seasonal NPP changed differently in different regions. Increased temperature or precipitation or their comprehensive functions might contribute to the NPP increase, and decreased precipitation might answer for the decreased NPP in most regions. South China had the largest NPP increase in spring, autumn and winter and the highest NPP increase rate in autumn, North China had the largest NPP increase rate in spring and winter, while Central China had the largest NPP increase and increase rate in summer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5884, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II, 588418 (1 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.614658
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Shi, Shanghai Meteorological Bureau (China)
Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources Research, CAS (China)
Zhiqiang Gao, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS (China)
Linli Cui, Shanghai Meteorological Bureau (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5884:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II
Wei Gao; David R. Shaw, Editor(s)

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