Second state of the art database: Deliverable D3.2

Matthias Kuhnert, Pete Smith, Matthew J. McGrath, Philippe Peylin, K. Winkler, R. Fuchs, M. Herold, Emanuele Lugato, Richard Engelen, Adrian Leip, Philippe Ciais, M. Schelhaas, G.J. Nabuurs, Frank Deneter, Ronny Lauerwald, Pierre Regnier, Are Olsen, Maximillian Reuter, Meike Becker

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The state of the art database addresses the data demand by the different modeling groups in order to provide data for forcing, calibration and evaluation of the models. We were already able to summarize most relevant datasets in deliverable D3.1 (the first version of the database deliverable). Therefore, this new version only resumes previous datasets and describes in details the new ones (since D3.1 was submitted). New datasets concern coastal ocean fluxes and biomass and to a certain level land use/land cover data and XCO2. For these datasets only the methodology was provided in the initial deliverable. Some of the other datasets got also replaced by better or more refined data (i.e., climate data).
The available data of coastal ocean carbon fluxes cover all European shelf areas in a 6 hour time step for the period 1998-2018. Given the need for the VERIFY modeling groups, a monthly resolution was picked for analysis. The land use/land cover data are provided over an extended period (now 1900-2015). Additionally changes in the approach are reported. The climate data are provided in a finer resolution, which also affects the calculation of the management timing for croplands.
All details are reported in the core of the deliverable. All data are up-loaded on the VERIFY THREDDS server (accessible through Section 3 of the deliverable resume again the access to all datasets.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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