Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Why model Gross Primary Production?

The aim of Primary Production in Space and Time is to address the national need for information on the temporal-spatial distribution of the amount of Gross Primary Production (GPP) across Australia.

GPP is the flux of carbon from atmospheric carbon dioxide into green plants through photosynthesis and we will model GPP fluxes on a monthly timescale at 5km resolution.

Quantifying GPP is critical to quantifying the dynamics of our diverse natural and semi-natural ecosystems.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program and the Education Investment Fund (EIF) Super Science Initiative.

For more information visit the ANDS website ands.org.au and Research Data Australia services.ands.org.au.