Huntingford, C. et al

Plant Respiration Modelling with JULES for a changing climate (1860-2100)

The dataset contains annual global plant respiration (and related diagnostics, such as Net Primary Productivity, Gross Primary Productivity and soil respiration), applicable for pre-industrial times (taken as year 1860) through to the end of the 21st Century (year 2100). The spatial resolution of the data is 2.5 degrees latitude x 3.75 degrees longitude. These diagnostics are outputs from the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES land surface model) under 4 different approaches to calcluate leaf respiration.

Each of 4 sets contains a total of 34 runs, each driven by a different CMIP5 model climate pattern, using the Integrated Model Of Global Effects of climatic aNomalies (IMOGEN) system. These are for a "business-as-usual" approach to fossil fuel usage, as the Representative Concentration Pathway scenario RCP8.5. These simulations form the basis for new research paper by Huntingford et al (2017, under review).

Publication date: 2017-07-12

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Format of the dataset : netCDF

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Huntingford, C.; Atkin, O.K.; Martinez-de la Torre, A.; Mercado, L.M.; Heskel, M.A.; Harper, A.B.; Bloomfield, K.J.; O'Sullivan, O.S.; Reich, P.B.; Wythers, K.R.; Butler, E.E.; Chen, M.; Griffin, K.L.; Meir, P.; Tjoelker, M.G.; Turnbull, M.H.; Sitch, S.; Wiltshire, A.; Malhi, Y. (2017). Plant Respiration Modelling with JULES for a changing climate (1860-2100). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/24489399-5c99-4050-93ee-58ac4b09341a

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1860-01-01    to    2100-12-31

Provenance & quality

The annual data are time means of the JULES fluxes, calculated every 3600 s. JULES is a Land Surface Model widely used in climate research. The JULES runs were driven by 34 different GCM climate patterns as described in the IMOGEN system. The 4 approaches for the calculation of plant respiration are:
(i) "standard" - this is using the standard version of the JULES model
(ii) "RD25" - this is with revised estimates of respiration at 25 degrees Celsius.
(iii) "RD25 plus b,c" - this is with new 25 degrees respiration values, plus a revised temperature response across temperature ranges, dependent on two empiric parameters. .
(iv) "RD25 plus b,c plus acclim" - as for (iii) above, with additional temperature acclimation effects.
See the supporting information for further detail.

Correspondence/contact details

Chris Huntingford
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Benson Lane
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
U.K.
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Huntingford, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Atkin, O.K.
Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, Building 134, The Australian National University
Martinez-de la Torre, A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mercado, L.M.
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Amory Building, University of Exeter
Heskel, M.A.
The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
Harper, A.B.
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Laver Building, University of Exeter
Bloomfield, K.J.
Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, Building 134, The Australian National University
O'Sullivan, O.S.
Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, Building 134, The Australian National University
Reich, P.B.
Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Wythers, K.R.
Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Butler, E.E.
Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Chen, M.
Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Griffin, K.L.
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Meir, P.
Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, Building 134, The Australian National University
Tjoelker, M.G.
Hawkesbury Institute for the Envrionment, University of Western Sydney
Turnbull, M.H.
Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury
Sitch, S.
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Amory Building, University of Exeter
Wiltshire, A.
Met Office
Malhi, Y.
School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Keywords
Global Carbon Cycle,  Global Warming,  Joint UK Land Environment Simulator,  JULES,  Large-scale respiration,  Modelling