Model Output Assessing Net Carbon Exchange Across the Arctic Tundra-Boreal Forest Transition in Alaska, 1981-2000

In this study, investigators simulated the temporal and spatial patterns of net carbon exchange in Alaskan ecosystems that span the transition from Arctic tundra to boreal forest. They modeled net carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems by the balance between net primary production (NPP) and decomposition. They also modeled vegetation and soil carbon and nitrogen pools in tundra, shrub tundra, and tree line evergreen conifer forest ecosystems. Field data were used to develop parameterizations for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) 5.0. Investigators extrapolated the model spatially over the Alaskan Arctic to boreal tree line to simulate changes in vegetation and soil carbon storage from 1981-2000 (Thompson et al. 2005). Data are in Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Values format.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1981-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2000-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1981-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2000-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 69.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 65.50000
Bounding Box West Long -167.50000
Bounding Box East Long -141.50000
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Author F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III
Thomas E. Osterkamp
Vladimir E. Romanovsky
A. Dave McGuire
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS162
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:48:30Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS162
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III, Thomas E. Osterkamp, Vladimir E. Romanovsky, A. Dave McGuire. (2009). Model Output Assessing Net Carbon Exchange Across the Arctic Tundra-Boreal Forest Transition in Alaska, 1981-2000. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 15 April 2024.

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