PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (11): 1293-1300.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.11.004

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Measuring and Modeling of Ecohydrological Processes: Progresses and Perspectives

SUN Xiaomin, YUAN Guofu, ZHU Zhilin, ZHANG Xinyu, WEN Xuefa, TANG Xinzhai   

  1. Water Sub-Center of CERN, Key Laboratory of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2010-01-01 Revised:2010-07-01 Online:2010-11-25 Published:2010-11-25


Water Center of Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN) is a management unit that manages the long-term water environment of CERN field stations, and it is also a scientific research group of the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR). Water Center always focuses its research on the application of the advanced measuring methods to ecohydrological processes field observation. The faculties of Water Center have made important progresses in the application of Lysimeter, eddy covariances techniques, experimental remote sensing techniques, large aperture scintillometer applications, and stable water isotope techniques. At the same time, the modeling researches on surface evapotranspiration have also developed from the early empirical model to the mechanism model based on water-carbon coupled processes. The further development of measuring method on ecohydrological processes should place emphasis on the combination of the flux observation technique and the in situ vapor isotopic analyzing technique, and the combination of local measurement and the remote sensing information.

Key words: ecohydrology, eddy covariance, experimental remote sensing, large aperture scintillomter, Lysimeter, stable water isotope