Data Set Citation:
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NCEAS 2017: Prince: Global Primary Production Data Initiative , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , Olson R , and Scurlock J.
NPP Multi-Biome: Grassland, Boreal Forest, and Tropical Forest Sites, 1939-1996
connolly.117.6 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/connolly.117.6/nceas)
General Information:
Title:NPP Multi-Biome: Grassland, Boreal Forest, and Tropical Forest Sites, 1939-1996
Identifier:connolly.117
Abstract:
Terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP) estimates are compiled from the literature for 34 grasslands, 14 tropical forest sites, and 5 boreal forest sites. These 53 NPP estimates and associated site climate and biophysical characteristics were reviewed and documented to compile a series of web pages containing detailed data and to produce an overview synthesis paper (Scurlock and Olson 2002). This data set consists of the data published in Appendix A Table A.1 of Scurlock and Olson (2002). The terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP) database at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC) (http://www.daac.ornl.gov/NPP/npp_home.html) contains detailed information from over 60 individual intensive study sites in grasslands, tropical forests, and boreal forests. Location, biome type, annual temperature precipitation, and"best estimates" of NPP (aboveground, belowground and total NPP, based upon numbers reported in the literature and the authors' own evaluation) for 53 of these sites are presented here based on Scurlock and Olson (2002). Scurlock, J. M. O., and R. J. Olson. 2002. Terrestrial Net Primary Productivity - A brief history and a new worldwide database. Environmental Reviews 10:91-109. Scurlock, J. M. O., K. Johnson, and R. J. Olson. 2002. Estimating net primary production from worldwide extant grassland biomass dynamics measurements. Global Change Biology 8:736-748. Olson, R. J., K. Johnson, D. Zheng, and J. M. O. Scurlock. 2001. Global and Regional Ecosystem Modeling: Databases of Model Drivers and Validation Measurements.ORNL/TM-2001/196. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Keywords:
  • NPP
  • ORNL
  • Grassland
  • Terrestrial
  • Boreal forest
  • Tropical forest
  • Net primary productivity

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 2017: Prince: Global Primary Production Data Initiative
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: R.J. Olson
Individual: J. M. O. Scurlock
Data Set Contacts:
Organization:ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center
Address:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6407 USA
Phone:
+1 (865) 241-3952 (voice)
Email Address:
ornldaac@ornl.gov
Individual: J. M. O. Scurlock
Position:Visiting Research Fellow
Address:
The Open University,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA UK
Phone:
+44 (7986) 094193 (voice)
Email Address:
j.scurlock@open.ac.uk

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Worldwide
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -180.0  degrees
East:  180.0  degrees
North:  90.0  degrees
South:  -90.0  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1939-01-01
End:
1996-12-31

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Data Set Usage Rights

No restrictions. Cite this data set as follows: Scurlock, J. M. O., and R. J. Olson. 2003. NPP Multi-Biome: Grassland, Boreal Forest, and Tropical Forest Sites, 1939-1996. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File