Carbon turnover from forest disturbances

  • Thomas Pugh (Creator)
  • Almut Arneth (Contributor)
  • Markus Kautz (Contributor)
  • Benjamin Poulter (Contributor)
  • Benjamin Smith (Contributor)



Carbon stock and carbon turnover flux outputs from the LPJ-GUESS dynamic global vegetation model, as forced by observation-based stand-replacing disturbance rotation periods (τO). Outputs area means over the period 2001-2014 and were calculated at 0.5 x 0.5 degree spatial resolution. Multiple simulations are provided, including a baseline simulation with the best-estimate of τO, simulations forced by the upper and lower 95% confidence intervals of τO, and sensitivity simulations in which τO was modified by a scalar between 0.25 and 4. These sensitivity simulations were also repeated with differing assumptions regarding the form of disturbance. A full description of the data can be found in the paper to which it relates: Pugh, T.A.M., Arneth, A., Kautz, M., Poulter, B., Smith, B., Nature Geoscience, 2019. If using this data, please cite both this dataset and the original paper.
{variable}_LPJ-GUESS_{realisation}_{disturbance-type}_{disturbance-multiplier}_p{number-of-replicate-patches}.nc. Please see accompanying description file for further information. (kg C m-2)
Date made available1 Jun 2019

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