Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Research article
18 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2017

Environmental controls on seasonal ecosystem evapotranspiration/potential evapotranspiration ratio as determined by the global eddy flux measurements

Chunwei Liu, Ge Sun, Steven G. McNulty, Asko Noormets, and Yuan Fang


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Sep 2016) by Kevin Bishop
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Sep 2016) by Kevin Bishop
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Oct 2016)
RR by Fernando Jaramillo (22 Oct 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (17 Dec 2016) by Kevin Bishop
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (28 Dec 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (28 Dec 2016) by Kevin Bishop
Short summary
The paper aimed at deriving Kc (AET/PET) for multiple vegetation types and understanding its environmental controls by analyzing the accumulated global eddy flux (FLUXNET) data. We established multiple linear equations for different land covers and seasons to model the dynamics of Kc as function of LAI, site latitude, and precipitation. Our study extended the applications of the traditional Kc method for estimating crop water use to estimating AET rates for natural ecosystems.