[1514] - Comparing DTmax Determination Approaches for Granier-Based Sapflow Estimations

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Rabbel, I., Diekkrüger, B., Voigt, H., Neuwirth, B., 2016. Comparing DTmax Determination Approaches for Granier-Based Sapflow Estimations. sensors, 16 (12), 1 - 16. DOI: 10.3390/s16122042.
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Title(s):Main Title: Comparing DTmax Determination Approaches for Granier-Based Sapflow Estimations
Description(s):Abstract: Granier-type thermal dissipation probes are common instruments for quantifying tree water use in forest hydrological studies. Estimating sapflow using Granier-type sapflow sensors requires determining the maximum temperature gradient (DTmax) between the heated probe and the reference probe below. DTmax represents a state of zero sap flux, which was originally assumed to occur each night leading to a DTmax determination on a daily basis. However, researchers have proven that, under certain conditions, sapflow may continue throughout the night. Therefore alternative approaches to determining DTmax have been developed. Multiple DTmax approaches are now in use; however, sapflow estimates remain imprecise because the empirical equation that transfers the raw temperature signal (DT) to sap flux density (Fd) is strongly sensitive to DTmax. In this study, we analyze the effects of different DTmax determination approaches on sub-daily, daily and (intra-)seasonal Fd estimations. On this basis, we quantify the uncertainty of sapflow calculations, which is related to the raw signal processing. We show that the DTmax determination procedure has a major influence on absolute DTmax values and the respective sap flux density computations. Consequently, the choice of the DTmax determination approach may be a significant source of uncertainty in sapflow estimations.
Identifier(s):DOI: 10.3390/s16122042
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Creator(s):Author: Inken Rabbel
Author: Bernd Diekkrüger
Author: Holm Voigt
Author: Burkhard Neuwirth
Publisher:MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), Basel, Switzerland
TR32 Topic:Vegetation
Related Sub-project(s):C1
Subject(s):CRC/TR32 Keywords: Sap Flow
Topic Category:Environment
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Date(s):Date Accepted: 2016-11-28
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Measurement Region:Erkensruhr
Measurement Location:Wüstebach
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Article Type:Journal
Number Of Pages:16
Page Range:1 - 16
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Metadata Creator:Inken Rabbel
Metadata Created:2016-12-05
Metadata Last Updated:2017-01-03
Funding Phase:3
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V41
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