FACE-MDS Phase 2: Meteorological Data and Protocols

  • Anthony P. Walker (Creator)
  • Tom Boden (Creator)
  • Martin G. De Kauwe (Creator)
  • L. F. Fenstermaker (Creator)
  • Belinda E. Medlyn (Creator)
  • J Patrick Megonigal (Creator)
  • Ram Oren (Creator)
  • Elise Pendall (Creator)
  • Donald R. Zak (Creator)
  • Sönke Zaehle (Creator)
  • A. J. Burton (Creator)
  • Bert G. Drake (Creator)
  • Bruce Hungate (Creator)
  • Daniel LeCain (Creator)
  • Keith F Lewin (Creator)
  • R. S. Nowak (Creator)
  • Jeffery S. Riggs (Creator)
  • Tamara J. Zelikova (Creator)
  • R. Norby (Creator)



Meteorological data, site parameterisation data, and protocols for simulation of the five Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiments and one Open Top Chamber (OTC) experiment that were the study sites of the FACE Model Data Synthesis (FACE-MDS) project. This dataset should contain everything necessary to simulate these six CO2 enrichment experiments -- Duke, Kennedy Space Center, NDFF, ORNL, PHACE, and Rhinelander -- following the FACE-MDS simulation protocol. File naming convention can be found in the file 'facemds-file-table-metdata.xml' and information about variable naming convention can be found in the file 'facemds-standard-name-table-metvars.xml'. Where possible we followed the ALMA v3 convention for meteorological variables. Additional info can be found in the protocol documents and readmes in this dataset. We replaced the original naming convention mentioned in the protocol with the one described in 'facemds-standard-name-table-modvars.xml' in the accompanying dataset (doi:10.15485/1480327).
Date made available2018
PublisherEnvironmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Free Air CO2 Enrichment Model Data Synthesis (FACE-MDS)
Geographical coverageRhinelander FACE. Free Air CO2 Enrichment experiment at Harshaw Experimental Forest, Wisconsin, USA

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