Skip to main content

Data release for Assessing the Uncertainties in Climatic Estimates Based on Vegetation Assemblages: Examples from Modern Vegetation Assemblages in the American Southwest


Publication Date


Thompson, R.S., Anderson, K.H., Pelltier, R.T., Strickland, L.E., Shafer, S.L., and Bartlein, P.J., 2021, Data release for assessing the uncertainties in climatic estimates based on vegetation assemblages: Examples from modern vegetation assemblages in the American southwest: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This data release includes climatic variables and associated descriptive material created for the purpose of assessing uncertainties associated with climatic estimates based on vegetation assemblages (Thompson and others, 2021). The data are from the interior of the western United States, including all of Arizona, and portions of California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. The data are observed, interpolated, and estimated values for the mean temperature of the coldest month (MTCO, degrees C), mean temperature of the warmest month (MTWA, degrees C), and mean annual total precipitation (MAP, mm).


Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

Thompson_and_others_2021_QSR_data_release_metadata.txt 28.97 KB text/plain
Data_Table_1.csv 45.5 KB text/csv
Data_Table_2a.csv 11.55 KB text/csv
Data_Table_2b.csv 3.55 KB text/csv
Data_Table_2c.csv 10.68 KB text/csv
grid_point_virtual_vegetation_assemblages_interpolated_vs_estimated_climate_values.csv 309.57 KB text/csv
Thompson_and_others_2021_QSR_data_dictionary.csv 27.97 KB text/csv
Figure_1.png thumbnail 437.35 KB image/png


The data included in this data release were developed for climate change research and may not be suitable for other applications.
Preview Image


  • USGS Data Release Products



Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
DOI doi:10.5066/P9CKCP22

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...