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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