Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) Elevation and Grid cell areaEntry ID: EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP_GEOG
Abstract: The VEMAP Reference Geography Dataset contains the following variables:
elevation, area, and percent land area for each VEMAP
grid-cell. Elevation is the mean grid cell elevation (.5 deg x .5 deg)
in meters, and area is in km^2 and percent of area that is land within
the VEMAP study area.
Data provided by the Vegetation/Ecosystem Mapping and Analysis Project
(VEMAP) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are
gridded monthly time series climate data for the Conterminous United
States at 0.5 x 0.5 degree spatial resolution.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kittel, T.G.F., N.A. Rosenbloom, T.H. Painter, D.S. Schimel, H.H. Fisher, A. Grimsdell, VEMAP Participants
Dataset Title: VEMAP Phase I: An Integrated Input Dataset for Ecosystem and Vegetation Modeling for the Conterminous United States
Dataset Series Name: ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center
Dataset Release Date: 1998, release 2001 to UNH
Dataset Publisher: CSRC, University of New Hampshire
Data Presentation Form: ASCII, image, binaryOnline Resource: http://eos-webster.sr.unh.edu/home.jsp;jsessionid=D9217AB8DC7C16580...
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 deg.
Use Constraints Use of the VEMAP dataset is subject to the following guidelines
(1) Users may confer with the NCAR VEMAP Data Group to ensure
that the intended application of the dataset is consistent
with the generation and limitations of the data.
(2) To help us identify dataset errors or inconsistencies, we
request that users contact the NCAR ... VEMAP Data Group regarding
problems with data files, data access, or the dataset's representation
of climate. For problems with data access or file format, please
refer to &http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/vemap/contacts.html&
(3) Credit in publications resulting from the use of the VEMAP2
data will be given (a) by citation of VEMAP data set
(&http://eos-webster.sr.unh.edu/home.jsp;jsessionid=D9217AB8DC7C16580... &) and appropriate VEMAP data
and (b) by acknowledgement of VEMAP sponsors (NASA Earth Science
Enterprise, EPRI, and the USDA Forest Service Global Change
Program) and the VEMAP Data Group (T. Kittel, D.
Schimel, A. Royle, N. Rosenbloom, H. Fisher, S. Aulenbach,
and C. Kaufman, NCAR, and C. Daly, Oregon State University) for
access to the data.
Distribution Media: CD-ROM, Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII, GIF images, binary
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: nanr at ucar.edu
National Center for Atmospheric Research PO Box 3000
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Rita.Freuder at unh.edu
Complex Systems Research Center Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space Morse Hall University of New Hampshire
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Kittel, T.G.F., N.A. Rosenbloom, T.H. Painter, D.S. Schimel, and VEMAP Modeling
Participants (1995). The VEMAP integrated database for modeling United States
ecosystem/vegetation sensitivity to climate change. J. Biogeog. 22:857-862.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-09-21