GIS development to support regional simulation modelling of north- eastern (USA) forest ecosystems

R. G. Lathrop, J. D. Aber, J. A. Bognar, S. V. Ollinger, S. Casset, J. M. Ellis

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Abstract

In an effort to model the impact of atmospheric deposition and climate change on north-eastern US forest ecosystems, the authors are coupling a forest ecosystem simulation model, PnET, with a grid cell-based geographic information system (GIS) to provide a powerful method of extrapolating site-level research for regional estimation of impacts and interactions. Working at the regional scale has required a simplification of the PnET model to rely on data that can be obtained through remote sensing and/or existing regional scale databases maintained by various US government agencies. This chapter examines the suitability of various digital data sets currently available through the US Geological Survey and the Soil Conservation Service for regional ecosystem modelling. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-451
Number of pages21
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Lathrop, R. G., Aber, J. D., Bognar, J. A., Ollinger, S. V., Casset, S., & Ellis, J. M. (1994). GIS development to support regional simulation modelling of north- eastern (USA) forest ecosystems. Unknown Journal, 431-451.