Energy, water and carbon exchange over a perennial Kernza wheatgrass crop

Energy, water and carbon exchange over a perennial Kernza wheatgrass crop •First work to examine the biosphere-atmosphere exchanges in a perennial Kernza crop.•The surface fluxes were analyzed using 4.5 years of eddy covariance data.•Kernza had a relatively high water-use efficiency through the whole growing season.•The crop showed higher evapotranspiration rates when compared to annual counterparts.•Kernza was a strong carbon sink on a long-term basis (∼−370gCm−2 per year). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Elsevier

Energy, water and carbon exchange over a perennial Kernza wheatgrass crop

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0168-1923
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10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.11.022
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Abstract

•First work to examine the biosphere-atmosphere exchanges in a perennial Kernza crop.•The surface fluxes were analyzed using 4.5 years of eddy covariance data.•Kernza had a relatively high water-use efficiency through the whole growing season.•The crop showed higher evapotranspiration rates when compared to annual counterparts.•Kernza was a strong carbon sink on a long-term basis (∼−370gCm−2 per year).

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Agricultural and Forest MeteorologyElsevier

Published: Feb 15, 2018

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