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Multi-Scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project (MsTMIP): 2. Environmental Driver Data

Yaxing Wei, ORNL, (Presenter)
Robert B. Cook, Environmental Sciences Division, ORNL,
Deborah Nicole Huntzinger, Northern Arizona University,
Wilfred M. Post, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Kevin M Schaefer, National Snow and Ice Data Center,
Andy Jacobson, NOAA,
Anna M Michalak, Stanford University,
Shishi Liu, Oak Ridge National Lab,

The Modeling and Synthesis Thematic Data Center (MAST-DC) supports the Multi-Scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project (MsTMIP) by providing data processing and management services. The MsTMIP is a formal multi-scale synthesis, with prescribed environmental drivers shared among ~20 model teams, and simulations standardized to facilitate comparison with other model results and observations through an integrated evaluation framework. Environmental driver data sets have been assembled and processed for MsTMIP on two different scales: half degree resolution for global and quarter degree resolution for North America. The environmental driver data sets include climate, phenology, CO2 concentration, biome classification, nitrogen deposition, soil, and land use change. The 6-hourly CRU-NCEP (1901-2010) data was prepared for the global climate. The 3-hourly North America Regional Reanalysis (NARR) data (1979-2010) was prepared at quarter degree for North America and several climate variables, including precipitation and shortwave radiation, were improved. The present and potential biome classification data are based on SYNMAP. They will be further extended using Hurtt's land use change data to create the historical SYNMAP land use data. Harmonized World Soil Database (HWSD) v1.1, Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database, and Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC) data are merged together to get a better soil data set for the purpose of North America regional simulation. All the environmental driver data sets are prepared in standard Climate & Forecast (CF) compatible netCDF file format and distributed through the MAST-DC website. Example scripts in Fortran and C that help modelers use the driver data sets are provided through the SubVersion server hosted by MAST-DC. Additional scripts are being developed that will convert model output into a common format for future analysis and intercomparison.

Presentation Type:  Poster

Session:  Coupled Processes at Land-Atmosphere-Ocean Interfaces   (Mon 4:00 PM)

Associated Project(s): 

  • Cook, Bob: A Modeling and Synthesis Thematic Data Center for the North American Carbon Program ...details
  • Cook, Bob: NACP Data Center for Modeling and Synthesis ...details
  • Michalak, Anna: The North American Carbon Program Multi-Scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project ...details

Poster Location ID: 4


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