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Arindam Samanta, Yuri Knyazikhin, Liang Xu, Robert E. Dickinson, Rong Fu, Marcos H. Costa, Sassan S. Saatchi, Ramakrishna R. Nemani and Ranga B. Myneni Seasonal changes in leaf area of Amazon forests from leaf flushing and abscission Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences (2005–2012) 117

Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JG001818

Key Points

  • Large seasonal change in near-infrared (NIR) reflectance of Amazon forests
  • Satellite-sensed NIR increases by 23% during dry season
  • Explanation: changes in leaf area and leaf optical properties

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