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Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System Study

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International Geosphere Biosphere Programme

The International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) was established in 1986 by the International Council for Science (ICSU), basing its operations at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The IGBP consists of eight core projects intertwining the fields of atmospheric science, terrestrial ecology, oceanography, hydrology, and social sciences. One of these core projects, Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE), seeks to answer the question, "How will global changes affect terrestrial ecosystems?" The MAPSS group has been involved in an intercomparison of DGVM models under this core project.

MAPSS output has also been incorporated into a framework activity of the IGBP, Global Analysis, Interpretation, and Modelling (GAIM), whose purpose is to aid in integration of the eight core projects.

Global map of MAPSS Output, Current Conditions



Neilson, R.; Running, S. 1996. Global dynamic vegetation modelling: coupling biogeochemistry and biogeography models. In: Walker, B.; Steffen, W., eds. Global change and terrestrial ecosystems. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press: 451-465.

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