Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Development and technical paper
16 Jun 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 16 Jun 2016

Evaluation of improved land use and canopy representation in BEIS v3.61 with biogenic VOC measurements in California

Jesse O. Bash, Kirk R. Baker, and Melinda R. Beaver

Data sets

NLCD Land Cover C. Homer, J. Dewitz, J. Fry, M. Coan, N. Hossain, C. Larson, N. Herold, A. McKerrow, J. N. VanDriel, and J. Wickham

MODIS Land Cover Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)

Blodgett Forest AmeriFlux Data A. Goldstein and S. Fares

Twichell Island and Viara Ranch AmeriFlux Data D. Baldocchi, J. Verfaillie, C. Sturteveant, J. Hatala, L. Koteen, M. Detto, and S. Knox

USDA FIA data B. O'Connell, E. LaPoint, J. Turner, T. Ridley, D. Boyer, A. Wilson, K. Waddell, and B. Conkling

U.S. Biomass Map J. A. Blackard, M. V. Finco, E. H. Helmer, G. R. Holden, M. L. Hoppus, D. M. Jacobs, A. J. Lister, G. G. Moisen, M. D. Nelson, R. Riemann, B. Ruefenacht, D. Salajanu, D. L. Weyermann, K. C. Winterberger, T. J. Brandeis, R. L. Czaplewski, R. E. McRoberts, P. L. Patterson, and R. P. Tymcio

2008 National Emissions Inventory (NEI) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


WRF model W. C. Skamarock, J. B. Klemp, J. Dudhia, D. O. Gill, D. M. Barker, M. G. Duda, X. Huang, W. Wang, and J. G. Powers

Short summary
Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) participate in reactions that can lead to secondarily formed ozone and particulate matter impacting air quality and climate and are important inputs for atmospheric models. BVOC emissions are sensitive to the vegetation species and leaf temperature. Here, we have improved the vegetation data and modeled leaf temperature of the Biogenic Emission Inventory System model. Updated algorithms improved model evaluation against observations in California.