Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

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Basic Information
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Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

This dataset provides viability scores that are estimates of the likelihood the climate is suitable for a particular species of plant. Modeled in this dataset are 76 species of trees and shrubs from the Western United States. Climate surfaces used in this modeling are generated from thin-plate spline interpolations of three different climate models and three different climate scenarios for the 2030, 2060, and 2090 time periods.

Nicholas L. Crookston
Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
Spatial Resolution: 
30 arcseconds
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Parameters / Choices
A dataset often contains many geodata layers representing the same kind of measurement, but for different values of some parameters - time periods, models or scenarios, different species, etc. A value must be chosen for each such parameter in order to select a specific layer or raster which associated a single value with each geographic location (cell). The parameters or choices relevant to selecting layers from this dataset are described here.
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