Utilizing Chamber Data for Developing and Validating Climate Change Models
- Monje, Oscar
- October 21, 2012.
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- Controlled environment chambers (e.g. growth chambers, SPAR chambers, or open-top chambers) are useful for measuring plant ecosystem responses to climatic variables and CO2 that affect plant water relations. However, data from chambers was found to overestimate responses of C fluxes to CO2 enrichment. Chamber data may be confounded by numerous artifacts (e.g. sidelighting, edge effects, increased temperature and VPD, etc) and this limits what can be measured accurately. Chambers can be used to measure canopy level energy balance under controlled conditions and plant transpiration responses to CO2 concentration can be elucidated. However, these measurements cannot be used directly in model development or validation. The response of stomatal conductance to CO2 will be the same as in the field, but the measured response must be recalculated in such a manner to account for differences in aerodynamic conductance, temperature and VPD between the chamber and the field.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20130000816.
2012 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings; 21-24 Oct. 2012; Cincinnati, OH; United States.
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