Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) gridded monthly and annual time series data
Entry ID: EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP2

[ Get Data ]
[ Update this Record ]

Summary
Abstract: The EOS-WEBSTER VEMAP2 Data Collection contains several datasets which
provide historical and future climate variables, and monthly and
annual biogeochemical model outputs.

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. Visit the VEMAP2
website for complete information about the VEMAP2 project and
datasets.

The VEMAP2 Collection contains the following dataset groups.

1) TClimate - monthly historical climate dataset from 1895 to
1993. Release: r3.

2) TScenario - monthly climate data of possible future values
based on different model scenarios.

3) TClimate + TScenario - annual historical climate data +
possible future values based on the above different model scenarios.

4) TResults - annual biogeography/biogeochemical model estimates
of ecosystem response from 1895 to 2100.

Please see the individual dataset group DIFs, for more detailed
information.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: EOS-WEBSTER Earth Science Information Partner (ESIP) provides
terrestrial ecosystem research data via a web-based search, subset and order
system.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP)


This data set description is a member of a collection. Click to see members of this collection.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 26.0  E: -66.0  W: -124.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1895-01-01
Stop Date: 2100-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Temporal Resolution: annual


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPOTRANSPIRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CARBON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >NITROGEN    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >DECOMPOSITION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOMASS DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PRIMARY PRODUCTION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY >BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
VEMAP >Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project    [Information]


Use Constraints
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://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/) and appropriate VEMAP data
papers 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.

(4) The HADCM2 data may only be used for purposes related to
VEMAP or the U. S. National Assessment. For any other purposes, you
must get permission directly from David Viner at LINK
(d.viner@uea.ac.uk).


Keywords
AEROSOLS
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
BIOMASS
BIOME-BGC
CARBON
CENTURY
CLIMATE
CLIMATE CHANGE
CLIMATE MODELING
CLIMATE MODELS
CO2
ECOSYSTEM MODELING
EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
FUTURE CLIMATE
GCM
GLOBAL CIRCULATION MODELS
HISTORICAL CLIMATE
IRRADIANCE
LPJ
MC1
MODELING
MODELS
NET PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY
NITROGEN
NPP
PRECIPITATION
RELATIVE HUMIDITY
SOLAR RADIATION
SULPHATE
TEM
TEMPERATURE
VAPOR PRESSURE
VEGETATION MODELING
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Originating Center
NCAR/CGD


Data Center
EOS-EARTHDATA, Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Univ. of New Hampshire    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EARTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER
Phone: 1-603-862-3785
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: eosearthdatasupport at foghorn.sr.unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


Personnel
ANNETTE SCHLOSS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 603-862-0348
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: annette.schloss at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


SHANNON SPENCER
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 603-862-1792
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: shannon.spencer at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


Publications/References
Thornton, P.E., H. Hasenauer, and M.A. White (in review). Simultaneous
estimation of daily solar radiation and humidity from observed
temperature and precipitation: an application over complex terrain in
Austria. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

Thornton, P.E., and S.W. Running, 1999. An improved algorithm for
estimating incident daily solar radiation from measurements of
temperature, humidity, and precipitation. Agricultural and Forest
Meteorology, 93:211-228.

Kimball, J.S., S.W. Running, and R. Nemani, 1997. An improved
algorithm for estimating surface humidity from daily minimum
temperature. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 85:87-98.

Glassy, J.M., and S.W. Running, 1994. Validating diurnal climatology
of the MT-CLIM model across a climatic gradient in Oregon. Ecological
Applications, 4(2):248-257.

Running, S.W., R.R. Nemani, and R.D. Hungerford, 1987. Extrapolation
of synoptic meteorological data in mountainous terrain and its use for
simulating forest evaporation and photosynthesis. Canadian Journal of
Forest Research, 17:472-483.

Bristow, K.L., and G.S. Campbell, 1984. On the relationship between
incoming solar radiation and daily maximum and minimum
temperature. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 31:159-166.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-09

[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site