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RCP 8.5 - Vegetation Instability across all climate futures - 2036-2065


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2013-09-04 18:00:00
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2013-09-04 20:59:19


We counted the number of changes from one vegetation type to another for each pixel over a 30 year period across all climate futures simulated by the vegetation model MC2 . The higher the number the less stable a pixel is.The dynamic vegetation model MC2 used a suite of climate futures from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5, downscaled using a fairly new statistical downscaling approach (Abatzoglou 2011), Multivariate Adaptive Constructed Analogs (MACA), over the western US. The vegetation model was run on the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) platform at 4km resolution for 2 representative concentration pathways (RCPs) 8.5 and 4.5 (Moss et al. 2010, van Vuuren et. al 2011). Representative [...]


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Conservation Biology Institute
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