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Vegetation Type for the North America Simulated for Historical data for the years 1961-1990 by the MC1 Model (VINCERA version; Low CO2 Efficiency; Suppressed Fires)


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-12-22 15:07:58
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2011-12-22 16:07:48


These results come from the VINCERA version of MC1. MC1 is a dynamic vegetation model for estimating the distribution of vegetation and associated ecosystem fluxes of carbon, nutrients, and water. It was created to assess the potential impacts of global climate change on ecosystem structure and function at a wide range of spatial scales from landscape to global. The model incorporates transient dynamics to make predictions about the patterns of ecological change. MC1 was created by combining physiologically based biogeographic rules defined in the MAPSS model with a modified version of the biogeochemical model, CENTURY. MC1 includes a fire module, MCFIRE, that mechanistically simulates the occurrence and impacts of fire events.


Data Owner :
Raymond Drapek
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Data source
US Forest Service. PNW Research Station
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:38:04 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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Type Scheme Key
UniqueKey Data Basin b61583a0612e4b35b48633695ef929ac

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