Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) Soil PropertiesEntry ID: EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP_SOIL
Abstract: The soils group of the VEMAP data include the following:
Soil modes - the number of dominant (modal) soils in each VEMAP
grid-cell for which soils data are available. Note that the VEMAP1
published simulations were based on the mineral soil component for
modal soil 1.
Soils (mineral, organic, and total) - up to 18 variables that make up
the mineral or organic component of the soil, or combined ... for a total
soil value. Variables are available for each modal soil (1-4) and for
an average soil. Many variables are available for an upper (0-50 cm)
and lower (50 -150 cm) soil layer. The variables are water holding
capacity, bulk density, textures, soil organic carbon, soil depth,
soil area, rock fragments and water holding capacity.
Data provided by the Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis
Project (VEMAP) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
are gridded monthly time series climate data for the Conterminous
United States at 0.5 x 0.5 degree spatial resolution.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kittel, T.G.F., N.A. Rosenbloom, T.H. Painter, D.S. Schimel, H.H. Fisher, A. Grimsdell, VEMAP Participants
Dataset Title: VEMAP Phase I: An Integrated Input Dataset for Ecosystem and Vegetation Modeling for the Conterminous United States
Dataset Series Name: ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center
Dataset Release Date: 1998, release 2001 to UNH
Dataset Publisher: CSRC, University of New Hampshire
Data Presentation Form: ASCII, image, binaryOnline Resource: http://eos-webster.sr.unh.edu
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 deg.
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Use of the VEMAP dataset is open to National Assessment and VEMAP
groups. Use of the VEMAP dataset is subject to the following
guidelines and restrictions:
(1) Users may confer with the NCAR VEMAP Data Group to ensure
that the intended application of the dataset is consistent
with the generation and limitations of the data.
(2) To help us ... identify dataset errors or inconsistencies, we
request that users contact the NCAR VEMAP Data Group regarding
problems with data files, data access, or the dataset's representation
of climate. For problems with data access or file format, please
refer to http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/vemap/contacts.html
(3) Credit in publications resulting from the use of the VEMAP2
data will be given (a) by citation of VEMAP data set
(http://www.eos-webster.sr.unh.edu) and appropriate VEMAP data
papers (http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/vemap/acknowledgments2.html) and
(b) by acknowledgement of VEMAP sponsors (NASA Earth Science
Enterprise, EPRI, and the USDA Forest Service Global Change
Program) and the VEMAP Data Group (T. Kittel, D.
Schimel, A. Royle, N. Rosenbloom, H. Fisher, S. Aulenbach,
and C. Kaufman, NCAR, and C. Daly, Oregon State University) for
access to the data.
Distribution Media: CD-ROM, Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII, GIF images, binary
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: nanr at ucar.edu
National Center for Atmospheric Research PO Box 3000
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Rita.Freuder at unh.edu
Complex Systems Research Center Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space Morse Hall University of New Hampshire
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Kittel, T.G.F., N.A. Rosenbloom, T.H. Painter, D.S. Schimel, and VEMAP
Modeling Participants (1995). The VEMAP integrated database for
modeling United States ecosystem/vegetation sensitivity to climate
change. J. Biogeog. 22:857-862.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-10-20