NPP Multi-Biome: VAST Calibration Data, 1965-1998, R1Entry ID: NPP_VAST
Abstract: This data set contains one ASCII file (.csv format) that provides observation data from Australia for use in parameterizing the VAST (Vegetation and Soil-carbon Transfer) Model (version 1.1). The observations include net primary productivity (NPP), biomass, litter mass, surface horizon soil carbon concentration (i.e., mass fraction) and bulk density, and soil carbon and bulk density measurements ... at various depths. The data consist of 33 estimates of above-ground NPP based on cut grass swards and visual assessment of growth, 150 measurements of litterfall (leaf and fine twig), 76 measurements of above-ground biomass (phytomass), 91 determinations of fine litter mass, 341 measurements of soil carbon concentration in surface layers (to 15 cm depth), and 50 determinations of soil bulk density (to 15 cm depth). All these data were derived from 174 original literature references describing study sites throughout Australia. VAST is a conceptual carbon cycle model that depicts large scale dynamics of terrestrial C-pools and the net exchange of C between the land surface and the atmosphere at a 0.05 degree resolution. The model consists of ten C pools comprising two above-ground biomass pools, two litter pools, and three pools each of below-ground biomass and soil C. Below-ground pools are distributed between three soil layers (0â20, 20â50, and 50â100 cm).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: BARRETT, D.J.
Dataset Title: NPP Multi-Biome: VAST Calibration Data, 1965-1998, R1
Dataset Release Date: 2013
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/576Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=576&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1955-01-01Stop Date: 1998-12-31
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 61 (2) 6246-5558
Fax: 61 (2) 6246-5800
Email: damian.barrett at pi.csiro.au
CSIRO Plant Industry GPO Box 1600
Postal Code: ACT 2601
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-06