|Model||VEMAP 2: U.S. Monthly Climate, 1895-1993, Version 2|
|Project||Vegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis Project (VEMAP)|
|Time Period||1895-01-01 to 1993-12-31|
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.
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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.
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|Model File (Granule)||File Size||Dates|
|irrxTCLMxxM3i.nc.gz||13.8MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
|pptxTCLMxxM3i.nc.gz||5.1MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
|rhumTCLMxxM3i.nc.gz||14.0MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
|sradTCLMxxM3i.nc.gz||13.7MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
|tmaxTCLMxxM3i.nc.gz||5.7MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
|tminTCLMxxM3i.nc.gz||5.7MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
|vpxxTCLMxxM3i.nc.gz||14.1MB||1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31|
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|Publications||4||2002||2004||Publications Citing this model|
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