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Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis Data Sets

VEMAP: A multi-institutional, international effort whose goal is to evaluate the sensitivity of terrestrial ecosystem and vegetation processes to altered climate forcing and elevated atmospheric CO2. Phase 1 of the VEMAP project developed a model database of climate, soils, and vegetation compatible with the requirements of three ecosystem physiology models and three vegetation lifeform distribution models. Phase 2 developed a historical (1895-1994) gridded data set of climate (temperature, precipitation, solar radiation, humidity, and wind speed) and transient climate change scenarios based on coupled atmosphere-ocean GCM experiments, such as those with elevated greenhouse gases and sulfate aerosols.

All VEMAP data sets are available FREE of charge. You will need to sign in to order VEMAP data sets. Currently 16 VEMAP data sets are available online.

Beginning the VEMAP dataset list

VEMAP data set Published Documentation Download Size VisualizeTHREDDS
* VEMAP 1: Georeferencing 1998-11-10 0.5 MB
* VEMAP 1: Model Input Database CD-ROM ISO Image 2012-09-25 31.3 MB
* VEMAP 1: Selected Model Results 2004-09-27 4.1 MB
* VEMAP 1: U.S. Climate Change Scenarios Based on Models with Increased CO21998-11-10 4.1 MB
* VEMAP 1: U.S. Climate, 1961-1990 1998-11-10 37.6 MB
* VEMAP 1: U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation 1998-11-10 0.5 MB
* VEMAP 1: U.S. Site Files 1998-11-10 6.8 MB
* VEMAP 1: U.S. Soil 1998-11-10 0.8 MB
* VEMAP 2: Annual Ecosystem Model Responses to U.S. Climate Change, 1994-2100 2005-01-07 746.5 MB
* VEMAP 2: Monthly Ecosystem Model Responses to U.S. Climate Change, 1994-2100 2005-01-07 4428.0 MB
* VEMAP 2: U.S. Annual Climate Change Scenarios 2001-03-16 16.9 MB
* VEMAP 2: U.S. Annual Climate, 1895-1993 2001-03-16 6.8 MB
* VEMAP 2: U.S. Daily Climate Change Scenarios 2001-11-01 5658.7 MB
* VEMAP 2: U.S. Daily Climate, 1895-1993 2001-11-01 2623.0 MB
* VEMAP 2: U.S. Monthly Climate Change Scenarios, Version 2 2000-12-13 201.0 MB
* VEMAP 2: U.S. Monthly Climate, 1895-1993, Version 2 2000-12-13 68.9 MB

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