VEMAP 1: U.S. Site FilesEntry ID: VEMAP_1_SITE
Abstract: The Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) is an ongoing multiinstitutional, international effort addressing the response of biogeography and biogeochemistry to environmental variability in climate and other drivers in both space and time domains. The objectives of VEMAP are the intercomparison of biogeochemistry models and vegetationtype distribution models (biogeography ... models) and determination of their sensitivity to changing climate, elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, and other sources of altered forcing. Site files contain monthly climate and scenario data in column format. This time-sequential format was developed to facilitate the extraction of data for individual stations. README files included under the /siteFiles directory give instructions on how to find a particular grid cell. Site files omit background grid cells, with a new line for each grid cell (3261 data records). Each file lists 12 monthly values (January-December) as a single record. A record also contains geographic information about the associated grid point such as latitude, longitude, elevation, state identification number, and Kuchler and VEMAP vveg.v2 vegetation types. A complete users guide to the VEMAP Phase I database which includes more information about this data set can be found at ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/vemap-1/comp/Phase_1_User_Guide.pdf. ORNL DAAC maintains additional information associated with the VEMAP Project. Data Citation: This data set should be cited as follows: Kittel, T. G. F., N. A. Rosenbloom, T. H. Painter, D. S. Schimel, H. H. Fisher, A. Grimsdell, VEMAP Participants, C. Daly, and E. R. Hunt, Jr. 2002. VEMAP Phase I Database, revised. Available on-line from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: KITTEL, T.G.F.; ROSENBLOOM, N.A.; PAINTER, T.H.; SCHIMEL, D.S.; FISHER, H.H.; GRIMSDELL, A.; VEMAP PARTICIPANTS; DALY, C.; HUNT, E.R.
Dataset Title: VEMAP 1: U.S. Site Files
Dataset Release Date: 1998
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/226Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=226&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1961-01-01Stop Date: 1990-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
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Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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: 1998-11-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-11-07