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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment


Fisher-01 Project Profile
  (updated 04-Apr-2016)
Project Title:A Model-Data Integration Framework (MoDIF) for ABoVE Phase I research: simulation, scaling and benchmarking for key indicators of Arctic-boreal ecosystem dynamics
Project Lead: Joshua Fisher, NASA JPL
Project Funding: 2015 - 2018
NASA (agency representative: Eric Kasischke)
Project Type:NASA -- joined ABoVE in 2015
Solicitation:NASA: Terrestrial Ecology (2014)
Abstract: The Arctic-Boreal region (ABR) contributes among the largest uncertainties to terrestrial biosphere model (TBM) simulations for the entire planet. TBMs are orders of magnitude different from one another in ABR soil carbon, exhibit nearly every possible spatial configuration of net carbon fluxes across models, and, in general, are poorly parameteriz ... [more]
ABoVE Science Questions
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Disturbance Regimes
  • Permafrost
  • Hydrologic System
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Carbon Pools
ABoVE Science Objectives: Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Permafrost Vulnerability / Resilience
  • Microbes, Plants, Animal Interactions
  • Vegetation, hydrology, disturbance interactions
  • Snow Impacts
  • Vegetation Greening and Browning
  • Controls on Carbon Biogeochemistry
ABoVE Science Objectives: Ecosystem Services
  • Land Management
  • Climate Regulation
  • Ecosystem Services Interactions
ABoVE Disciplinary Theme
  • Modeling
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Status: In-Progress Date When Available:
Product Title:  Preparation of geospatial dataset layers for ABoVE modeling & comparison efforts
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