Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Research article
16 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 16 Jan 2017

Attributing regional trends of evapotranspiration and gross primary productivity with remote sensing: a case study in the North China Plain

Xingguo Mo, Xuejuan Chen, Shi Hu, Suxia Liu, and Jun Xia


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Short summary
Attributing changes in ET and GPP is crucial to impact and adaptation assessment of climate change over the NCP. Simulations with the VIP ecohydrological model illustrated relative contributions of climatic change, CO2 fertilization, and management to ET and GPP. Global radiation was the cause of GPP decline in summer, while air warming intensified the water cycle and advanced plant productivity in spring. Agronomical improvement was the main driver of crop productivity enhancement.