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Using Eddy Covariance Sensors to Quantify Carbon Metabolism of Peatlands: A Case Study in Turkey
Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Golkoy Campus Bolu, Turkey
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
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Received: 4 November 2010; in revised form: 23 November 2010 / Accepted: 4 January 2011 / Published: 6 January 2011
Abstract: Net ecosystem exchange (NEE) of carbon dioxide (CO2) was measured in a cool temperate peatland in northwestern Turkey on a continuous basis using eddy covariance (EC) sensors and multiple (non-)linear regression-M(N)LR-models. Our results showed that hourly NEE varied between −1.26 and 1.06 mg CO2 m−2 s−1, with a mean value of 0.11 mg CO2 m−2 s−1. Nighttime ecosystem respiration (RE) was on average measured as 0.23 ± 0.09 mg CO2 m−2 s−1. Two best-fit M(N)LR models estimated daytime RE as 0.64 ± 0.31 and 0.24 ± 0.05 mg CO2 m−2 s−1. Total RE as the sum of nighttime and daytime RE ranged from 0.47 to 0.87 mg CO2 m−2 s−1, thus yielding estimates of gross primary productivity (GPP) at −0.35 ± 0.18 and −0.74 ± 0.43 mg CO2 m−2 s−1. Use of EC sensors and M(N)LR models is one of the most direct ways to quantify turbulent CO2 exchanges among the soil, vegetation and atmosphere within the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as source and sink behaviors of ecosystems.
Keywords: carbon cycle; flux tower; biogeochemical model; diurnal variation
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Evrendilek, F.; Karakaya, N.; Aslan, G.; Ertekin, C. Using Eddy Covariance Sensors to Quantify Carbon Metabolism of Peatlands: A Case Study in Turkey. Sensors 2011, 11, 522-538.
Evrendilek F, Karakaya N, Aslan G, Ertekin C. Using Eddy Covariance Sensors to Quantify Carbon Metabolism of Peatlands: A Case Study in Turkey. Sensors. 2011; 11(1):522-538.
Evrendilek, Fatih; Karakaya, Nusret; Aslan, Guler; Ertekin, Can. 2011. "Using Eddy Covariance Sensors to Quantify Carbon Metabolism of Peatlands: A Case Study in Turkey." Sensors 11, no. 1: 522-538.