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Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System Study

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Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project

Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) is an international effort to address the effects of climate change on biogeography and biogeochemistry and to compare output from models of these types. Results from the completion of phase I of VEMAP (a sensitivity analysis with factorial combinations of climate, atmospheric CO2, and mapped and model-generated vegetation distributions) are published in VEMAP Members (1995) (Abstract).

The second phase of the VEMAP model intercomparison is currently underway. The objective of this phase is to compare time-dependent ecological responses of biogeochemical and coupled biogeochemical-biogeographical models to historical and projected transient forcings across the conterminous United States.


Kittel, T.; Rosenbloom, N.; Painter, T.; Schimel, D.; Melillo, J.; Pan, Y.; Kicklighter, D.; McGuire, A. Neilson, R.; Chaney, J.; Ojima, D.; McKeown, R.; Parton, W.; Pulliam, W.; Prentice, I.; Haxeltine, A.; Running, S.; Pierce, L.; Nemani, R.; Hunt, E.; Smith, T.; Rizzo, B.; Woodward, F. 1995. The VEMAP integrated database for modelling United States ecosystem/vegetation sensitivity to climate change. Journal of Biogeography. 22: 857-862.

VEMAP Members. 1995. Vegetation/ecosystem modeling and analysis project: comparing biogeography and biogeochemistry models in a continental-scale study of terrestrial ecosystem responses to climate change and CO2 doubling. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 9: 407-437.

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