Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 2017: Prince: Global Primary Production Data Initiative , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Kicklighter D.
Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) Dataset - data from 16 vegetation types worldwide
nceas.149.11 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.149.11/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) Dataset - data from 16 vegetation types worldwide
Identifier:nceas.149
Alternate Identifier:ORNL-1998-2017-TEM
Abstract:
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) is a process-based model developed by staff at the Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Data on pool sizes and fluxes of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) from 16 field study sites in a wide range of biomes were used to calibrate the model. Ranging from tundra to tropical forest, but excluding wetlands, these data are collectively known as the"TEM data set". Because these NPP data already existed as a collection, but were previously not widely available in electronic form, they have been made available through the ORNL DAAC as a service to the ecosystem modelling community. The spreadsheet and text versions of the table below have been compiled from the appendix to McGuire et al. (1992). See this reference for further details of sources of the data. Mean annual values of carbon in vegetation (CV), nitrogen in vegetation (NV), carbon in soil (CS), nitrogen in soil (NS), and inorganic nitrogen in soil (NAV), are in g/m2 of either carbon or nitrogen. Values of gross primary productivity (GPP), net primary productivity (NPP), nitrogen uptake by vegetation (NUPTAKE), saturation response of NPP to nitrogen fertilization (NPPSAT), and the annual amount of nitrogen mobilized for production via recycling (NMOBIL) are in g/m2/yr. McGuire et al. (1992) assume that NPP = carbon in litter production = carbon in heterotrophic respiration and that NUPTAKE = nitrogen in litter production = net nitrogen mineralization (NETNMIN) during calibration of the TEM model.
Keywords:none:
  • carbon (theme)
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  • nitrogen (theme)
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  • net primary production (theme)
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  • vegetation (theme)
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  • soil (theme)
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) Dataset ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 2017: Prince: Global Primary Production Data Initiative
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: David Kicklighter
Address:
Marine Biological Lab The Ecosystem Center 7 MBL Street,
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 USA
Phone:
(508) 289-7490 (voice)
Phone:
(580) 457-1548 (Fax)
Email Address:
dkick@mbl.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: David Kicklighter
Address:
Marine Biological Lab The Ecosystem Center 7 MBL Street,
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543 USA
Phone:
(508) 289-7490 (voice)
Phone:
(580) 457-1548 (Fax)
Email Address:
dkick@mbl.edu
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Andrea Chadden

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Sites in USA, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa, Puerto Rico, and India.
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -148.25  degrees
East:  -174.96  degrees
North:  65.43  degrees
South:  -41.17  degrees
Time Period:
Date:
1992-01-01

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Data Set Usage Rights

no restrictions
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File