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Predicted Annual Soil Respiration from the Carbon Monitoring System

Global map of annual soil respiration.

A global map of predicted annual soil respiration (Rs) at 1 km spatial resolution created by applying the QRF model to gridded covariates. Right is a plot of the latitudinal mean predicted annual Rs.

Global Gridded 1-km Annual Soil Respiration and Uncertainty Derived from SRDB V3

This dataset from the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) program provides six global gridded products at 1 km resolution of predicted annual soil respiration (Rs) and associated uncertainty, maps of the lower and upper quartiles of the prediction distributions, and two derived annual heterotrophic respiration (Rh) maps. A machine learning approach was used to derive the predicted Rs and uncertainty data using a quantile regression forest (QRF) algorithm trained with observations from the global Soil Respiration Database (SRDB) version 3 spanning from 1961 to 2011. These data provide insights into the large variability of Rs and Rh across vegetation classes and identifies regions and vegetation types with poor model performance that should be prioritized for future data collection

The CMS program is designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. CMS data products are designed to inform near-term policy development and planning. See all ORNL DAAC data from the CMS program.

Data Citation: Warner, D.L., B.P. Bond-Lamberty, J. Jian, E. Stell, and R. Vargas. 2019. Global Gridded 1-km Annual Soil Respiration and Uncertainty Derived from SRDB V3. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1736
Data Center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: EOSDIS