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Main Title Intercomparison of Alternative Vegetation Databases for Regional Air Quality Modeling.
Author Pierce, T. ; Pleim, J. ; Kinnee, E. ; Joyce, L. ;
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Div. ;DynCorp Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 2003
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/600/A-03-047;
Stock Number PB2004-101000
Additional Subjects Databases ; Air quality ; Vegetation ; Isoprene ; Comparisons ; Emissions ; Estimates ;
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NTIS  PB2004-101000 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/15/2004
Collation 4p
Vegetation cover data are used to characterize many air quality model processes, including the calculation of heat, moisture, and momentum fluxes with the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Meteorological Model (MM5) and the estimate of biogenic emissions with the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (BEIS) (Byun and Ching, 1999). This paper compares vegetation cover and isoprene emissions estimated from three contemporary databases: (1) the North American Land Cover Characteristics (NALCC) version 2 database, (2) the Biogenic Emissions Landcover Database (BELD3), and (3) the National Land Cover Database (NLCD). Each of these databases may be suitable for use with regional-scale air quality models.