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VEMAP 1: U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation

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ModelVEMAP 1: U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation
Release date1998-11-10
ProjectVegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis Project (VEMAP)
Time Period1961-01-01 to 1990-12-31


An integrated input data set for ecosystem and vegetation modeling for the conterminous United States: Vegetation


Model reference document


Kittel, T.G.F., N.A. Rosenbloom, T.H. Painter, D.S. Schimel, H.H. Fisher, A. Grimsdell, VEMAP Participants, C. Daly, and E.R. Hunt. 1998. VEMAP 1: U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation . ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis Project (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.

Companion Files

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  • CORRECT.txt
  • Phase_1_User_Guide.pdf
  • VEMAPDOC.txt
  • README.vem
  • vegetation.pdf

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Model File (Granule)File SizeDates
vveg.v1 33.6KB 1961-01-01 - 1990-12-31
vveg.v2 33.6KB 1961-01-01 - 1990-12-31

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NumberEarliest DateLastest DateNotes
Publications119981998Publications Citing this model
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