Available simulation output
Currently two sets of simulations are available:
1. 1700-2013 historical simulation and sensitivity experiment
The baseline FireMIP simulation used historical climate, CO2, lightning, population density, and land use forcings from 1700 through 2013. Separate sensitivity simulations were conducted by keeping each of the main forcing variables constant to quantify the sensitivity to different forcings across models. A “World Without Fire” run is also performed to determine the importance of fire disturbance within each vegetation model. A detailed description of the protocol can be found in Rabin et al. (2017).
Part of the simulation output is available on Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/record/3555562, doi:10.5281/zenodo.3555562, https://zenodo.org/record/3386620, doi:10.5281/zenodo.3386620). Please see also CERA-Metadata for ‘FireMIPSensitivitySimulations’
2. Last Glacial Maximum out-of-sample experiment
While most models are optimized to reproduce current day fire occurrence relatively well, it is unknown how well they are able to reproduce fire occurrence under very different environmental conditions (and therefore possibly under future climate change).
The Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) experiment will try to evaluate the model performance under a set of different environmental conditions. Model outputs will be evaluated using a set of paleofire proxies.