Peer review report 1 On “Modeled and measured fPAR in a boreal forest: Validation and application of a new model”

Peer review report 1 On “Modeled and measured fPAR in a boreal forest: Validation and application of a new model”

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 201S (2015) 426 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Agricultural and Forest Meteorology journal homepage: ...

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Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 201S (2015) 426

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Peer review report

Peer review report 1 On “Modeled and measured fPAR in a boreal forest: Validation and application of a new model”

Original Submission Recommendation Minor Revision Comments to Author: This manuscript presents an example of fPAR estimated following spectral invariants theory. The paper is very clearly presented and should in my opinion be published without large changes. There are three points that I would suggest would improve the paper.

DOI of original article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.01.015. 0168-1923/$ – see front matter http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.08.165

(1) Apologies if I missed this but it wasn’t clear over what period of time the observed validation data covered? Days? Weeks? (2) The authors devote a section of their discussion highlight issues with satellite derived estimates of fPAR for northern regions. Might it be instructive to overplot fPAR for the site on the temporal fPAR figures derived from the model? The authors may disagree or feel there is a scale mis-match, but it occurs to me that this might help make their point? (3) The title is very vague and should be made more specific to the aims of the paper. Anonymous Available online 6 August 2015