Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) Potential Vegetation
Entry ID: EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP_VEG

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Summary
Abstract: The VEMAP Reference Data collection contains the following dataset: Landcover - potential natural vegetation under current conditions.

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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Description: EOS-WEBSTER Earth Science Information Partner (ESIP) provides
terrestrial ecosystem research data via a web-based search, subset and order
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Description: The Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP)


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP_REFERENCE


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

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, binary
Online Resource: http://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/


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


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


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


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.


Keywords
ECOSYSTEM MODELING
VEGETATION MODELING
VVEG1 model


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM, Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: ASCII, GIF images, binary
Fees: None


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


RITA FREUDER
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 603-862-1792
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: Rita.Freuder 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
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: 2013-08-09

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