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1 March 2017 Recognizing the Scientific Mission of Flux Tower Observation Networks—Lay the Solid Scientific Data Foundation for Solving Ecological Issues Related to Global Change
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As the Earth entering into the Anthropocene, global sustainable development requires ecological research to evolve into the large-scale, quantitative, and predictive era. It necessitates a revolution of ecological observation technology and a long-term accumulation of scientific data. The ecosystem flux tower observation technology is the right one to meet this requirement. However, the unique advantages and potential values of global-scale flux tower observation are still not fully appreciated. Reviewing the development history of global meteorological observation and its scientific contributions to the society, we can get an important enlightenment to re-cognize the scientific mission of flux observation.

Yu Guirui, Chen Zhi, Zhang Leiming, Peng Changhui, Chen Jingming, Piao Shilong, Zhang Yangjian, Niu Shuli, Wang Qiufeng, Luo Yiqi, Ciais Philippe, and Baldocchi D. Dennis "Recognizing the Scientific Mission of Flux Tower Observation Networks—Lay the Solid Scientific Data Foundation for Solving Ecological Issues Related to Global Change," Journal of Resources and Ecology 8(2), 115-120, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2017.02.001
Received: 1 January 2017; Accepted: 1 February 2017; Published: 1 March 2017
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