DATASET

Biophysical effects of vegetation cover change from satellite and models

Collection: EcoClim : Interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and climate 

Description

Vegetation cover changes associated with land use and land cover change (LULCC) can perturb the local surface energy balance, which in turn can affect the local climate. Land surface models (LSMs) can be used to simulate such land-climate interactions, but their capacity to model these biophysical effects accurately across the globe remain unclear due to the complexity of the phenomena. This dataset provides idealized simulations from four LSMs (JULES, ORCHIDEE, JSBACH and CLM) that are harmonized with estimations obtained from satellite observations, enabling the inter-comparison and benchmarking of LSM performances and which can serve to identify model limitations and prioritize efforts in model development. The dataset provides the change in latent heat flux, in combined sensible and ground heat flux and in net radiation caused by 15 specific vegetation cover transitions on a 1° by 1° grid at monthly time scale for a synthetic year based on data from 2008 until 2012. The dataset was generated from a collaborative effort lead by JRC within the FP7 LUC4C project (luc4c.eu).

Contact

Email
gregory.duveiller (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Duveiller, Gregory; Forzieri, Giovanni; Robertson, Eddy; Li, Wei; Georgievski, Goran; Lawrence, Peter; Wiltshire, Andy; Ciais, Philippe; Pongratz, Julia; Sitch, Stephen; Arneth, Almut; Cescatti, Alessandro (2018): Biophysical effects of vegetation cover change from satellite and models. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-10093-10001

Data access

NetCDF Distribution
URL 

Publications

Publication
Biophysics and vegetation cover change: a process-based evaluation framework for confronting land surface models with satellite observations

Geographic areas

European Union

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2018-12-20
Issued date
2018-02-21
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-10093-10001
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