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INT-RP-414: MTCLIM: a mountain microclimate simulation model


Hungerford, Roger D.; Nemani, Ramakrishna R.; Running, Steven W.; Coughlan, Joseph C. 1989. MTCLIM: a mountain microclimate simulation model. Res. Pap. INT-RP-414. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 52 p.

A model for calculating daily microclimate conditions in mountainous terrain is presented. Daily air temperature, shortwave radiation, relative humidity, and precipitation are extrapolated form data measured at National Weather Service stations. The model equations are given and the paper describes how to execute the model. Model outputs are compared with observed data from several mountain sites.

Keywords: meterology, weather, climatology, temperature, solar radiation, humidity, precipitation, model


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Title: INT-RP-414: MTCLIM: a mountain microclimate simulation model
Publish Date: January 5, 2012
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January 5, 2012

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