Fire and Vegetation Plots/CSVs - ALFRESCO Model outputs - linear coupled

These are timeseries plots of fire and vegetation dynamics and csv files of the modeled data used to produce the plots.

ALFRESCO is a landscape scale fire and vegetation dynamics model. These specific outputs are from the Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) project, and are from the linear coupled version using AR4/CMIP3 climate inputs (IEM Generation 1) and AR5/CMIP5 climate inputs (IEM Generation 2). It runs at 1km x 1km spatial (pixel) resolution and outputs at an annual timestep.

Climate models and emission scenarios:

IEM Generation 1, AR4/CMIP3
CCCMA-CGCMS-3.1
MPI-ECHAM5
under the SRES A1B scenario

IEM Generation 2, AR5/CMIP5
MRI-CGCM3
NCAR-CCSM4
under RCP 8.5 scenario

These plots and data were produced for each climate model, for each Alaska LCC subdomain, as well as for the IEM domain.

Time series plots include:

(part of filename indicated)

  • annual_areaburned
    These are lines plots of historically observed, modeled, and projected annual area burned from 1950-2100, all model replicates included.

  • annual_areaveg
    These are line plots of annual vegetation type cover from 1950-2100, all model replicates included.

  • cumsum_areaburned
    These are line plots of historically observed, modeled, and projected cumulative area burned from 1950-2100, all model replicates included.

Common Separated Values (csv) files of extracted data:

(part of filename indicated)

  • numberoffires
    These are the total number of modeled fires in a given year from 1900-2100. It is a single value for each year/rep/subdomain combination. All model replicates included.

  • totalareaburned
    This is the modeled total area burned in a given year. It is a single value (km2) for each year/rep/subdomain combination. This data was used to produce the annual and cumulative area burned plots. All model replicates included.

  • vegcounts
    These are modeled vegetation type cover values. It is a single value total area (km2) that each vegetation type comprises within each year/rep/vegtype/subdomain combination. This data was used to produce the annual vegetation type cover plots. All model replicates included.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source http://data.snap.uaf.edu/data/IEM/Outputs/ALF/Gen_1a/graphs_and_csvs/
Author Michael Lindgren
Maintainer Tom Kurkowski
Funding This research is funded by the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs) and the Alaska Climate Science Center.