ISLSCP II TOTAL PLANT-AVAILABLE SOIL WATER STORAGE CAPACITY OF THE ROOTING ZONEEntry ID: ISLSCP2_ROOT_STORAGE_CAPACITY
Abstract: This data set provides two estimates of the geographic distribution of the total plant-available soil water storage capacity of the rooting zone ("rooting zone water storage size") on a 1.0 degree global grid. Two inverse modeling methods were used. The first modeling approach (optimization) was based on the assumption that vegetation has adapted to the environment such that it makes optimum use ... of water (Kleidon and Heimann 1998). The second method (assimilation) was based on the assumption that green vegetation indicates sufficient available water for transpiration (Knorr 1997). The data set was developed to provide alternative means to describe rooting characteristics of the global vegetation cover for land surface and climate models in support of the ISLSCP Initiative II data collection. There are three files in this data set.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kleidon, A.
Dataset Title: ISLSCP II TOTAL PLANT-AVAILABLE SOIL WATER STORAGE CAPACITY OF THE ROOTING ZONE
Dataset Release Date: 2011
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/1006Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=1006&term2attribu...
Start Date: 1987-01-01Stop Date: 1988-12-31
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CARBON
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL RESPIRATION
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-01