|Model||VEMAP 1: Model Input Database CD-ROM ISO Image|
|Project||Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis|
|Time Period||1895-01-01 to 1993-12-31|
The VEMAP 1: Model Input Database CD-ROM ISO image contains long-term data that were used as input in comparing models during Phase 1 of the Vegetation Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project. Compiled and model-generated data sets of long-term mean climate, soils, vegetation, and climate change scenarios for the conterminous United States. Dates of the data sets range between 1895 and 1996. The data are gridded at 0.5 degree latitude by 0.5 degree longitude.
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Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis: 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.
Project data set list for Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis.
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|Model File (Granule)||File Size||Dates|
|VEMAP_Phase_I_Database.ISO||107.4 MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
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