Author : Yan, L. M. Chen, S. P. Xia, J. Y. Luo, Y. Q.
Year : 2014
Title : Precipitation Regime Shift Enhanced the Rain Pulse Effect on Soil Respiration in a Semi-Arid Steppe
Journal : Plos One
Comment : In this study, rain pulse effect contributed to about 39–44.5% of the growing-season total soil respiration. The pulse effect of rainfall event on soil respiration can be accurately predicted by a water status index (WSI), which is the product of rainfall event size and the ratio between antecedent soil temperature to moisture at the depth of 10 cm (r2 = 0.92, P<0.001) through the growing season.