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Percent Change in Vegetation Carbon for the United States and Canada Simulated for the years 2070-2099 versus 1961-1990 by the MC1 Model (NA8K version) and Based on Climate Projections from the HADLEY GCM for the SRES A1 Emission Scenario


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-04-28 11:38:55
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2011-11-08 10:45:03


Average vegetation carbon is calculated for 30 year periods for the historical period and for the future. Percent change is calculated as ((future – historical/historical) x 100). 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, [...]


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US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station<br />
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:39:11 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 316528768e7e4fdd999dc7e97c28fdb5

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