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Table 2 Estimated parameters of a, b, and c; coefficients of determinations (R2); root mean squared error (RMSE); and temperature sensitivity (Q10) of regressions for modeling soil respiration at TN, TC, and NT plantations in Taiwan

From: Soil respiration patterns and rates at three Taiwanese forest plantations: dependence on elevation, temperature, precipitation, and litterfall

Model a b c R2 RMSE Q10 a b c R2 RMSE Q10
  TN1 TN2
Temperature 0.592 0.089   0.430 1.965 2.44 0.269 0.120   0.605 1.920 3.31
Water content 1.709 0.246 − 0.003 0.654 1.648   0.053 0.870 − 0.022 0.824 1.400  
Temperature and water content 0.862 0.033 0.349 0.705 1.529 1.39 0.657 0.053 0.371 0.847 1.310 1.70
  TC1 TC2
Temperature 0.333 0.106   0.611 1.182 2.88 0.374 0.103   0.573 1.359 2.80
Water content 1.073 0.095 0.032 0.565 1.290   0.971 0.214 0.013 0.523 1.506  
Temperature and water content 0.181 0.070 0.738 0.843 0.783 2.01 0.051 0.099 1.133 0.669 1.255 2.69
  NT1 NT2
Temperature 0.573 0.086   0.676 0.444 2.37 1.347 0.036   0.100 0.826 1.44
Water content 3.864 − 0.138 0.002 0.336 0.663   4.057 − 0.104 0.001 0.085 0.865  
Temperature and water content 0.744 0.128 − 0.289 0.755 0.402 3.60 3.030 0.116 − 0.652 0.453 0.668 3.19
  NT3       
Temperature 1.394 0.055   0.721 0.376 1.74       
Water content 4.049 − 0.086 0.003 0.278 0.631        
Temperature and water content 1.515 0.065 − 0.086 0.748 0.373 1.92       
  1. Italic text represents the best model with the highest R2 and lowest RMSE, which was used for estimating annual soil respiration rates