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Main Title Toward a Rule-Based Biome Model (Journal Article).
Author Neilson, R. P. ; King, G. A. ; Koerper, G. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/328;
Stock Number PB92-232909
Additional Subjects Biomes ; Climatic changes ; Mathematical models ; Droughts ; Vegetation ; Mortality ; Damage ; Greenhouse effect ; Evapotranspiration ; Plants(Botany) ; Air pollution ; Tropical regions ; Simulation ; Global
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NTIS  PB92-232909 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/01/1993
Collation 19p
Abstract
The current projections of the response of the biosphere to global climatic change indicate as much as 50% to 90% spatial displacement of extratropical biomes. The mechanism of spatial shift could be dominated by either (1) competitive displacement of northern biomes by southern biomes, or (2) drought-induced dieback of areas susceptible to change. The current suite of global biosphere models cannot distinguish between these two processes, thus determining the need for a mechanistically based biome model.