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VEMAP 2: U.S. Daily Climate Change Scenarios

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ModelVEMAP 2: U.S. Daily Climate Change Scenarios
Release date2001-11-01
ProjectVegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis Project (VEMAP)
Time Period1994-01-01 to 2100-12-31


VEMAP Phase 2 has developed a number of transient climate change scenarios based on coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation model (AOGCM) transient climate experiments. The purpose of these scenarios is to reflect time-dependent changes in surface climate from AOGCMs in terms of both (1) long-term trends and (2) changes in multiyear (3-5 yr) to decadal variability, such as El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO).


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, R. McKeown, D.S. Schimel, and VEMAP 2 Participants. 2001. VEMAP 2: U.S. Daily Climate Change Scenarios . 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.

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  • Vemap-2_DailyScenario.pdf
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Model File (Granule)File SizeDates 459.2MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 455.4MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 192.2MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 191.0MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 464.1MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 459.6MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 456.3MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 452.6MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 465.6MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 462.4MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 475.1MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 471.2MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 465.9MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31 461.9MB 1994-01-01 - 2100-12-31

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