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ISLSCP II Total Plant-Available Soil Water Storage Capacity of the Rooting Zone

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Data setISLSCP II Total Plant-Available Soil Water Storage Capacity of the Rooting Zone
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1006
Release date2011-05-05
ProjectInternational Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II)
Time Period1987-01-01 to 1988-12-31

Description

This data set provides two estimates of the geographic distribution of the total plant-available soil water storage capacity of the rooting zone ("rooting zone water storage size") on a 1.0 degree global grid. Two inverse modeling methods were used. The first modeling approach (optimization) was based on the assumption that vegetation has adapted to the environment such that it makes optimum use of water (Kleidon and Heimann 1998). The second method (assimilation) was based on the assumption that green vegetation indicates sufficient available water for transpiration (Knorr 1997). The data set was developed to provide alternative means to describe rooting characteristics of the global vegetation cover for land surface and climate models in support of the ISLSCP Initiative II data collection. There are three files in this data set.

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Citation

Kleidon, A., 2011. ISLSCP II Total Plant-Available Soil Water Storage Capacity of the Rooting Zone. In Hall, Forrest G., G. Collatz, B. Meeson, S. Los, E. Brown de Colstoun, and D. Landis (eds.). ISLSCP Initiative II Collection. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1006
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International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II): The International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project

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  • root_water_storage_1deg.pdf
  • 1_root_water_storage_doc.pdf
  • 0_root_water_storage_readme.txt

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
root_depth_1d.dif 16.6KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31
root_depth_water_optim_1d.asc 434.7KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31
root_depth_water_assim_1d.asc 433.8KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31

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Publications220142016Publications Citing this data set
Downloads8302011-05-122017-05-233187 total files downloaded