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Research Sheds New Light on China’s Water Pollution Crisis (Feb 4, 2017)

  Accompanying rapid industrialisation over the past couple of decades, China has become the world’s largest producer and consumer of inorganic and organic chemicals. At the same time, China’s intensive agricultural sector is a major user of chemical f...
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How the Forests of Southern China Respond and Adapt to Fu... (Dec 5, 2016)

  Global mean surface temperature has increased since the late 19th century, and the warming trend will continue influencing the structure and function of forest ecosystems. Recently more attention has been paid to the forest responses and adaptations to...
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Water Background Impacts on Canopy Reflectance Anisotropy... (Dec 1, 2016)

  Surface reflectance varies with solar radiance and observation angles and is usually described with a bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF). The surface BRDF is important for remote sensing retrieval of vegetation canopy biophysical an...
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New Sights: Estimating of Foliage Spatial Distribution fr... (Nov 23, 2016)

  The spatial distribution of vegetation foliage can be described with a canopy clumping index (CI). If leaves are randomly distributed in space, the CI is unity. Most vegetation leaves show clumped spatial distribution, i.e., a CI less than unity. CI is...
Researchers Investigate Maternal Health Services in China... (Oct 9, 2016)

  Many public health systems have struggled with the dual questions of why the uptake rate of maternal health (MH) services is low among some subpopulations; and how to raise it.
  In this study, Prof. ZHANG Linxiu and her team from Institute of Geogra...
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Researchers Analyze the Uncertainty of Estimating Forest ... (Aug 29, 2016)

  Earth surface systems are controlled by a combination of global and local factors, which cannot be understood without accounting for both the local and global components. The system dynamics cannot be recovered from the global or local controls alone.
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