Project: VEGETATION-ECOSYSTEM MODELING (VEMAP)Project: VEGETATION-ECOSYSTEM MODELING (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.
Model: VEMAP 2: U.S. Monthly Climate, 1895-1993, Version 2Model: VEMAP 2: U.S. Monthly Climate, 1895-1993, Version 2
An integrated input data set for ecosystem and vegetation modeling for the conterminous United States. The data set is a ~100 year gridded monthly time series of climate that includes realistic interannual variability.
Detailed Documentation: Model Reference Document
Kittel, T. G. F., N. A. Rosenbloom, C. Kaufman, J. A. Royle, C. Daly, H. H. Fisher, W. P. Gibson, S. Aulenbach, D. N. Yates, R. McKeown, D. S. Schimel, and VEMAP 2 Participants. 2000. VEMAP 2: U. S. Monthly Climate, 1895-1993, Version 2. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/568
Publications:Publications Using This Model
Model Files:Download Model Files: (72.0 MBytes in 7 Files)
All Data Taken At Latitude: 49.00N To 25.00N, Longitude: 67.00W To 124.50W
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