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

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Title: Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) gridded monthly and annual time series data
Description:
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.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 18950101
Ending_Date: 21001231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION INDEX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND PRODUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > DECOMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOCHEMISTRY > BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: VEMAP > VEGETATION/ECOSYSTEM MODELING AND ANALYSIS PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: Aerosols
Theme_Keyword: Biogeochemistry
Theme_Keyword: Biomass
Theme_Keyword: Biome-bgc
Theme_Keyword: Carbon
Theme_Keyword: Century
Theme_Keyword: Climate
Theme_Keyword: Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: Climate Modeling
Theme_Keyword: Climate Models
Theme_Keyword: Co2
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystem Modeling
Theme_Keyword: Evapotranspiration
Theme_Keyword: Future Climate
Theme_Keyword: Gcm
Theme_Keyword: Global Circulation Models
Theme_Keyword: Historical Climate
Theme_Keyword: Irradiance
Theme_Keyword: Lpj
Theme_Keyword: Mc1
Theme_Keyword: Modeling
Theme_Keyword: Models
Theme_Keyword: Net Primary Productivity
Theme_Keyword: Nitrogen
Theme_Keyword: Npp
Theme_Keyword: Precipitation
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Solar Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Sulphate
Theme_Keyword: Tem
Theme_Keyword: Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Vapor Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Modeling
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Annual
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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).
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANNETTE SCHLOSS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Complex Systems Research Center
Address: Morse Hall
Address: University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-0348
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: annette.schloss@unh.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Longitude_Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UNH/EOS/CSRC/EOS-EARTHDATA > EOS-EARTHDATA, Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Univ. of New Hampshire
Contact_Person: EARTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Complex Systems Research Center
Address: Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Address: Morse Hall
Address: University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-603-862-3785
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: eosearthdatasupport@foghorn.sr.unh.edu
Resource_Description: EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP2
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/data
Access_Instructions:
EOS-WEBSTER Earth Science Information Partner (ESIP) provides terrestrial ecosystem research data via a web-based search, subset and order system.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/vemap
Access_Instructions:
The Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP)
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000727
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130809
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHANNON SPENCER
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Complex Systems Research Center
Address: Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Address: Morse Hall
Address: University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03824
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1792
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: shannon.spencer@unh.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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