The chemical process that occurs in all living cells wherein organic compounds are broken down to release energy required for life processes. Nebel, Bernard J.and Richard T. Wright. Environmental Science-the Way the World Works. 1998. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
RECO is the shortname specified in BADM variables (https://ameriflux.lbl.gov/data/aboutdata/data-variables/), whereas ER is the abbreviation for the variable specified by OzFlux.
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