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Satellites show highest productivity in the Northamerican Corn Belt
April 17, 2014



The US Corn Belt shows the highest photosynthetic activity of cropland and grassland ecosystems than any other region of the Earth.
Original publication: Global and time-resolved monitoring of crop photosynthesis with chlorophyll fluorescence.
Guanter, L., Zhang, Y., Jung, M., Joiner, J., Voigt, M., Berry, J. A., Frankenberg, C., Huete, A. R., Zarco-Tejada, P., Lee, J.-E., Moran, M. S., Ponce-Campos, G., Beer, C., Camps-Valls, G., Buchmann, N., Gianelle, D., Klumpp, K., Cescatti, A., Baker, J. M., Griffis, T. J. (2014).
Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA. doi:10.1073/pnas.1320008111.

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