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Percent change in biomass consumed by fire for the USA and Canada simulated by the MC1 model and based on climate projections from the MIROC 3.2 MEDRES GCM for the SRES A2 emission scenario.

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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-10-26 09:10:00
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2011-10-26 09:10:00

Summary

Percent change in biomass consumed by fire is calculated for 50 year periods for the historical period and for the future (2050-2099 versus 1951-2000. Percent change is calculated as ((future – historical/historical) x 100). These are results from the NA8K 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 [...]

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Data Owner :
Raymond Drapek
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Data assembled by Ray Drapek. US Forest Service. PNW Research Station.
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:38:19 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin d6df24afaa484a1fa7baface7691ed75

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