Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2655–2674, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2655–2674, 2015

Model description paper 27 Aug 2015

Model description paper | 27 Aug 2015

The Polar Vegetation Photosynthesis and Respiration Model: a parsimonious, satellite-data-driven model of high-latitude CO2 exchange

K. A. Luus and J. C. Lin

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