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NACP VPRM NEE Parameters Optimized to North American Flux Tower Sites, 2000-2006

This data set provides Vegetation Photosynthesis Respiration Model (VPRM) net ecosystem exchange (NEE) parameter values optimized to 65 flux tower sites across North America. The parameters include the basal rate of ecosystem respiration (beta), the slope of respiration with respect to temperature (alpha), light-use efficiency (LUE) (lambda), and LUE curve half-saturation (PAR_0). Observed eddy covariance data from the 65 tower sites, locally observed temperature and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) along with satellite-derived phenology and moisture were used as input data to optimize the VPRM parameters for the 65 sites. The data are provided by individual site, plant functional types (PFTs), and all sites together, and as monthly, annual, and all available data. The data are for the conterminous USA, Alaska, and Canada for the period 2000 to 2006.

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