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MTCLIM: a mountain microclimate simulation model

Posted date: January 05, 2012
Publication Year: 
1989
Authors: Hungerford, Roger D.; Nemani, Ramakrishna R.; Running, Steven W.; Coughlan, Joseph C.
Publication Series: 
Research Paper (RP)
Source: Res. Pap. INT-RP-414. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 52 p.

Abstract

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.

Citation

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 Research Station. 52 p.