Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Data description paper
07 Sep 2022
Data description paper |  | 07 Sep 2022

Global datasets of leaf photosynthetic capacity for ecological and earth system research

Jing M. Chen, Rong Wang, Yihong Liu, Liming He, Holly Croft, Xiangzhong Luo, Han Wang, Nicholas G. Smith, Trevor F. Keenan, I. Colin Prentice, Yongguang Zhang, Weimin Ju, and Ning Dong


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2022-136', Yao Zhang, 28 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jing Chen, 08 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2022-136', Dennis Baldocchi, 27 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jing Chen, 08 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jing Chen on behalf of the Authors (08 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Aug 2022) by Yuyu Zhou
Short summary
Green leaves contain chlorophyll pigments that harvest light for photosynthesis and also emit chlorophyll fluorescence as a byproduct. Both chlorophyll pigments and fluorescence can be measured by Earth-orbiting satellite sensors. Here we demonstrate that leaf photosynthetic capacity can be reliably derived globally using these measurements. This new satellite-based information overcomes a bottleneck in global ecological research where such spatially explicit information is currently lacking.