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VEMAP 2: U.S. Daily Climate, 1895-1993

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ModelVEMAP 2: U.S. Daily Climate, 1895-1993
Release date2001-11-01
ProjectVegetation-Ecosystem Modeling & Analysis Project (VEMAP)
Time Period1895-01-01 to 1993-12-31


VEMAP Phase 2 has developed a data set of ~100-year gridded monthly and daily time series of climate for the conterminous United States that includes realistic interannual variability. This data set has been used to compare time-dependent ecological responses of biogeochemical and coupled biogeochemical-biogeographical models to historical time series and projected scenarios of climate, atmospheric CO2, and N-Deposition, and N-Deposition


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, 1895-1993 . 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_DailyClimate.pdf
  • Phase_2_User_Guide.pdf

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Model File (Granule)File SizeDates 422.6MB 1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31 169.9MB 1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31 429.7MB 1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31 422.2MB 1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31 432.1MB 1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31 441.2MB 1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31 432.1MB 1895-01-01 - 1993-12-31

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