Supplementary Information for Estimating global ecosystem iso/anisohydry using active and passive microwave satellite data

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Yan Li\altaffilmark1 Kaiyu Guan\altaffilmark1,2, Pierre Gentine\altaffilmark3,4, Alexandra G. Konings\altaffilmark5, Frederick C. Meinzer\altaffilmark6, John S. Kimball\altaffilmark7, Xiangtao Xu\altaffilmark8, William R. L. Anderegg\altaffilmark9, Nate G. McDowell\altaffilmark10, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta\altaffilmark11,12, David G. Long\altaffilmark13, Stephen P. Good\altaffilmark14

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1Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL 61801, USA \altaffiltext2National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL 61801, USA \altaffiltext3Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA \altaffiltext4Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA \altaffiltext5Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA \altaffiltext6USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA \altaffiltext7Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA \altaffiltext8Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA \altaffiltext9Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA \altaffiltext10Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99354, USA \altaffiltext11CREAF, Cerdanyola del Vallès E-08193 (Barcelona), Spain \altaffiltext12Univ. Autònoma Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès E-08193 (Barcelona), Spain \altaffiltext13Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602, USA \altaffiltext14Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97330, USA

The supporting information contains additional Table S1 to S2 and Figure S1 to S8 that referenced in the main text.

MODIS land cover types and their corresponding 7 groups of plant functional types
IGBP MODIS Land cover Species plant function type
1.Evergreen needleleaf forests 1.Conifer
2.Evergreen broadleaf forests 2.Broadleaf
3.Deciduous needleleaf forests 1.Conifer
4.Deciduous broadleaf forests 2.Broadleaf
5.Mixed forests 5.Conifer, Broadleaf
6.Closed shrublands 4.Shrub
7.Open shrublands 4.Shrub
8.Woody savannas 6.Conifer, Broadleaf, Herb
9.Savannas 3.Herb
10.Grasslands 3.Herb
11.Permanent wetlands 6.Conifer, Broadleaf, Herb
12.Croplands 3.Herb
14.Cropland/Natural vegetation mosaic 7.Conifer, Broadleaf, Herb, Shrub
Spatial correlation of iso/anisohdry (\(\sigma\)) estimates between OSCAT and QuikSCAT and AMSR-E VOD
OSCAT H- OSCAT V-
QuikScat H- 0.68 0.39
QuikScat V- 0.70 0.49
VOD 0.14 0.00