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What field studies have developed or supported the Penman-Monteith equations for estimating evapotranspiration?

I'm trying to understand transpiration estimation methods. The FAO recommends a standard Penman-Monteith methodology for modeling evapotranspiration based on meteorological and vegetation parameters (...
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Normalized Difference Vegetation Index sensitivity to soil

A lot of papers mention that Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is sensitive to soil background such as bare soil. My question is what is the exact reason behind the impact of soil on NDVI? ...
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Boundary between areas having frequent versus infrequent forest fires

In some parts of North America, such as California, the climax ecosystem has frequent forest fires -- that is, relatively dry forest that in absence of human intervention would burn perhaps every ...
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Importance of soil adjusted vegetation indices for indoor use

I've been doing research on vegetation indices to try and prepare for my indoor plant analysis project. I have a question about soil adjustments, specifically soil line based indices like PVI. Is ...
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In search of California ecosystem vegetation field guide

I am searching for an illustrated naturalist handbook to coastal California vegetation (trees, shrubs, wildflowers) organized by ecosystem. For example, there might be sections for coastal dunes (...
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vegetation types and their required or suitable climate condition

I am doing a variability analysis for landcover in Western Ghats region. I have various vegetation classes such as: evergreen (needle leaf, broad leaf), decidious (needle leaf, broad leaf), ...
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Can anyone give share reference for quadrat size in vegetation

In sampling vegetation, what is the size of a quadrat needed? And I need a reference too plz. If the type matters, pick any vegetation all I need is an example of crops and the quadrat size. With ...