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Soil moisture variations and ecosystem-scale fluxes of water and carbon in semiarid grassland and shrubland

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Kurc, Shirley A, and Small, Eric E, Soil moisture variations and ecosystem-scale fluxes of water and carbon in semiarid grassland and shrubland: .

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Soil moisture distribution emerges as a key link between hydrologic and ecologic processes in semiarid grassland and shrubland, as it influences evapotranspiration, respiration, and assimilation. In support, we present three years of data (2002?2004) collected from a semiarid grassland and shrubland within the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge of central New Mexico; the two sites are separated by about 5 km. Instrumentation includes an eddy covariance tower and typical micrometeorological devices at both locations. Additionally, the grassland site features six soil moisture profiles and the shrubland site features four soil moisture profiles, with the maximum depth at 52.5 cm. At both sites, most rain falls during the warm season, [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS Export <br> On - Wed Sep 19 08:03:42 MDT 2012

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