1. General Model Information

Name: Joyce et al. Resource Program Assessment Model

Acronym: RPA

Main medium: air+terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: not specified
Main application: research
Keywords: forest production, conceptual model, ecosystem, climate change, economics


Linda Joyce
240W. Prospect
Fort Collins
CO 80526
Fax : 303-498-1010



The Joyce et al. Resource Program Assessment (RPA) Model is a conceptual and simulation model depicting how global circulation models (GCMs), ecosystem models and economic models can be linked to study the effect of climate change on forest production and economics at large continental scales. Components of the model include GCMs, TEM (terrestrial ecosystem model) and ATLAS (a timber inventory model). The model has been developed by several people under the coordination of Linda Joyce in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The combined models help to forecast fifty years of timber projections.

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II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): PC's, workstations - UNIX

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): TEM - C++, ATLAS - Fortran, GCMs - varies by model

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III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: R. Patzak : 17. September 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:48 CEST 2002

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