To improve tropical forest representation in Earth system models (ESMs), NGEE-Tropics is carrying out field and lab studies to generate key data. We are also integrating diverse existing and new data into data products valuable for model development, parameterization, and testing.
The NGEE-Tropics Data Synthesis and Management Framework includes infrastructure for archiving project data collections, and for defining and building data synthesis and analysis products needed as model parameters and benchmarks.
The data team is also developing a portal that provides access to project data and relevant community data repositories, enabling broad usage consistent with data use agreements. The data portal is intended to be a key resource for the broader tropical forest and ESM research communities.