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MAPSS: Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System Model, Version 1.0
Entry ID: model_MAPSS

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Summary
Abstract: MAPSS (Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System) is a landscape to global vegetation distribution model that was developed to simulate the potential biosphere impacts and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks from climatic change. Model output from MAPSS has been used extensively in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) regional and global assessments of climate change impacts on vegetation and in several other projects. MAPSS can be run with either a monthly or annual time step and a grid size of 0.5 degree with the example input files provided.

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Description: Access MAPSS model data.
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Caption Description:  MAPSS Vegetation Distribution (Current Climate)

Service Citation
Originators: Neilson, R. P., J. M. Lenihan, D. Bachelet, and R. Drapek
Title: MAPSS: Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System Model, Version 1.0
Release_Date: 2007
Provider: ORNL DAAC
Edition: 1.0
URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/MODELS/guides/MAPSS_guide.html
Service Keywords
MODELS >DYNAMIC VEGETATION/ECOSYSTEM MODELS Parameter Definition

Quality The MAPSS code has been stable for quite some time. However, for each unique climate data set used as input to the model, the set of parameter files were modified slightly to account for any specific input biases. Publications of these various results would report these minor re-calibrations. Similarly, the basic model produces about 45 unique physiognomic community types that are mapped out. Various projects and publications may have used other classification and aggregation schemes (e.g., 22 classes for VEMAP) to simplify the presentation and discussion, but the basic model code was the same.
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ORNL_DAAC > THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC) Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Personnel
ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Botkin, D.B., J.F. Janak, and J.R. Wallis (1972) Rationale, limitation, and assumptions of a northeastern forest growth simulator. IBM Journal of Research and Development 16(2):101-116.
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-10-05
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-10-05
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