Published DGVM evaluation and application projects

This web site provides access to the data described in two studies:
Sitch, S., et al., (2008) Evaluation of the terrestrial carbon cycle, future plant geography and climate-carbon cycle feedbacks using 5 Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs). Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01626.x. Published online: 9-Jun-2008

Corinne Le Quéré, et al., (2009) Trends in the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide. Nature Geoscience, Vol 2, December 2009, doi: 10.1038/ngeo689

These studies use five Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs), forced with observed climatology and atmospheric CO2, to model the contemporary global carbon cycle. In Sitch et al. (2008), the DGVMs are coupled to an emulator of the Hadley Centre General Circulation Model (GCM) to include carbon cycle - climate feedbacks, and run into the future for 4 SRES scenarios (A1FI, A2, B1, B2).
To access the model output data, click on 'Register' and complete the form, stating you wish access as a "Regular" user. You will receive an email with your username and password. Once approved, a second email will be sent confirming your account activation. You can then log in and use the File Manager to download/access the files.