Modeled Carbon Responses of Tundra Ecosystems to Historical and Projected Climate

This data set contains the model output data of Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) simulations from 1920-2100 for both moist tundra and polar desert/alpine tundra for the Pan-arctic, compared to output for the Kuparuk River Basin (moist tundra). TEM simulates C and N fluxes and pools. 5,942 grid cells were used in the Pan-arctic simulation, of which 3,614 were considered polar desert/alpine tundra and 2,328 were considered moist tundra. All 19 grid cells in the Kuparuk simulation were considered moist tundra. The values of several ecosystem variables are compared between the Pan-arctic and Kuparuk. The results of this study are presented and discussed in McGuire et al. (2000), Modeling carbon responses of tundra ecosystems to historical and projected climate: sensitivity of Pan-arctic carbon storage to temporal and spatial variation in climate. Global Change Biology 6: 141-159. The simulations use the moist tundra and polar desert/alpine tundra calibrations developed by McGuire et al. (1992), based on data from Toolik Lake, Alaska.

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  • Begin:  1920-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2100-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1920-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2100-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 50.00000
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Author A. Dave McGuire
Joy S. Clein
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS075
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:48:27Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS075
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation A. Dave McGuire, Joy S. Clein. (2009). Modeled Carbon Responses of Tundra Ecosystems to Historical and Projected Climate. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 15 April 2024.

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