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NACP Site: Terrestrial Biosphere Model Output Data in Original Format

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Data setNACP Site: Terrestrial Biosphere Model Output Data in Original Format
Release date2013-10-01
ProjectNorth American Carbon Program (NACP)
Time Period1990-01-01 to 2007-12-31


This data set contains the original model output data submissions from the 24 terrestrial biosphere models (TBM) that participated in the North American Carbon Program (NACP) Site-Level Synthesis. The model teams generated estimates for, but not limited to, a minimum of six variables, including gross primary productivity (GPP), net ecosystem exchange (NEE), leaf area index (LAI), ecosystem respiration (Re), latent heat flux (LE), and sensible heat flux (H) for each of 47 selected eddy covariance flux tower sites across North America. Participating modeling teams followed the NACP Site Synthesis Protocol (site_synthesis_protocol_v7.pdf), which covers procedures, plans, and infrastructure for the site-level analyses. File format and units conversions of several data submissions were made by the MAST-DC to produce NetCDF files of consistent content and structure for all 24 TBM outputs. The model outputs are structured as described in Appendix A: Model Output Variables, of the Site Synthesis Protocol. In addition, MAST-DC processed these original model submissions to derive uniquely processed and formatted data files for model inter-comparison and evaluation (NACP Site: Terrestrial Biosphere Model and Aggregated Flux Data in Standard Format). This related data set provides GPP, NEE, LAI, Re, LE, and sensible heat (H) model output variables at the native half-hourly time step, and in daily, monthly, and annual aggregations. The related data set also contains gap-filled observations and total uncertainty estimates at the same time steps. There are 24 compressed (*.zip) files with this data set -- one file for each model. When expanded, the .zip files contain model output data files for flux tower sites in NetCDF and some in text formats.


Data set reference document


Ricciuto, D.M., K. Schaefer, P.E. Thornton, R.B. Cook, R. Anderson, M.A. Arain, I.T. Baker, J.M. Chen, M. Dietze, R. Grant, C. Izaurralde, A.K. Jain, A.W. King, C.J. Kucharik, Shuguang Liu, E. Lokupitiya, Y. Luo, C. Peng, B. Poulter, D. Price, W. Riley, A. Sahoo, H. Tian, C. Tonitto, and H. Verbeeck. 2013. NACP Site: Terrestrial Biosphere Model Output Data in Original Format. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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North American Carbon Program (NACP): The North American Carbon Program (NACP) is a multidisciplinary research program designed to obtain scientific understanding of North America's carbon sources and sinks and of changes in carbon stocks needed to meet societal concerns and to provide tools for decision makers.

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Companion Files

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  • site_information_extended.pdf
  • NACP_Site_Model_Data_Orig_Fmt.pdf
  • site_location_summary.csv
  • site_synthesis_protocol_v7.pdf
  • site_synthesis_documentation.pdf
  • site_information_basic.csv

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 29.0 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 10.5 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 485.3 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 69.9 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 1715.9 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 628.0 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 558.3 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 2.0 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 10.8 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 446.4 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 621.8 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 70.1 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 37.3 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 15.0 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 415.6 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 523.0 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 4.9 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 11.7 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 384.6 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 3.3 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 643.6 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 814.0 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 716.7 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31 18.4 MB 1990-01-01 - 2007-12-31


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