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MAPSS: Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System Model, Version 1.0

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ModelMAPSS: Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System Model, Version 1.0
Release date2007-12-31
ProjectModel Archive
Time Period1995-01-01


MAPSS (Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System) is a landscape to global vegetation distribution model that was developed to simulate the potential biosphere impacts and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks from climatic change. Model output from MAPSS has been used extensively in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) regional and global assessments of climate change impacts on vegetation and in several other projects.


Model reference document


Drapek, R., and R.P. Neilson. 2007. MAPSS: Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System Model, Version 1.0. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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  • MAPSS_Documentation.pdf

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mapss.tar.gz 562.8 KB 1995-01-01

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