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Forest air conditioning

During the growing season, with photosynthesis at its peak, leaf temperatures remain constant over a wide latitudinal range. This is a finding that overturns a common assumption and has various ramifications.

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Figure 1: Factors determining the 18O:16O ratio in wood cellulose.

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Woodward, F. Forest air conditioning. Nature 454, 422–423 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454422a

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