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Multi-scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project - MsTMIP


The MsTMIP is a formal multi-scale synthesis, with prescribed environmental and meteorological drivers shared among model teams, and simulations standardized to faciliate comparison with other model results and observations through an integrated evaluation framework.

Phase I:
The goal of MsTMIP Phase 1 was to quantify the contribution of model structural differences to variability across model estimates of land-atmosphere carbon exchange, thus providing the critical synthesis, benchmarking, evaluation, and feedback needed to improve the current state of the art in carbon cycle modeling.

Phase II:
During MsTMIP Phase 2, we will continue to mine of MsTMIP simulations for new types of information (i.e. state of physical environment, response to extremes), and enable a series of predictive/forecasting simulations that use climate and emission scenarios defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the CMIP5 model intercomparsion.

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Access MsTMIP Global Model Outputs (version 1)

Huntzinger, D.N., C.R. Schwalm, Y. Wei, R.B. Cook, A.M. Michalak, K. Schaefer, A.R. Jacobson, M.A. Arain, P. Ciais, J.B. Fisher, D.J. Hayes, M. Huang, S. Huang, A. Ito, A.K. Jain, H. Lei, C. Lu, F. Maignan, J. Mao, N. Parazoo, C. Peng, S. Peng, B. Poulter, D.M. Ricciuto, H. Tian, Xiaoying Shi, W. Wang, N. Zeng, F. Zhao, and Q. Zhu (in press). NACP MsTMIP: Global 0.5-deg Terrestrial Biosphere Model Outputs (version 1) in Standard Format. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. DOI: 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1225.


MsTMIP is funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program (Phase 1 funded by NASA Grant NNX11AO08A and Phase II by NASA Grant NNX14AI54G). During Phase 1, data management for MsMTIP was conducted by MAST-DC, with funding from NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program (NASA Grant NNH10AN68I). This is a contribution of the North American Carbon Program.


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