Rhizosphere priming data for the northern circumpolar permafrost area, 2010⁠ – ⁠2100

  • Frida Keuper (Umeå University, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food & the Environment) (Creator)
  • Birgit Wild (Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg) (Creator)
  • Matti Kummu (Creator)
  • Christian Beer (Stockholm University, University of Hamburg) (Creator)
  • Gesche Blume-Werry (Umeå University, University of Greifswald) (Creator)
  • Sébastien Fontaine (Institut national d'enseignement supérieur et de recherche en alimentation, santé animale, science) (Creator)
  • Konstantin Gavazov (Umeå University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) (Creator)
  • Norman Gentsch (Leibniz Universität Hannover) (Creator)
  • Georg Guggenberger (Leibniz Universität Hannover, RAS - Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch) (Creator)
  • Gustaf Hugelius (Stockholm University) (Creator)
  • Mika Jalava (Creator)
  • Charles Koven (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) (Creator)
  • Eveline J. Krab (Umeå University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) (Creator)
  • Peter Kuhry (Stockholm University) (Creator)
  • Sylvain Monteux (Umeå University) (Creator)
  • Andreas Richter (Int Inst Appl Syst Anal, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (Creator)
  • Tanvir Shahzad (Government College University Faisalabad) (Creator)
  • James T. Weedon (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) (Creator)
  • Ellen Dorrepaal (Umeå University) (Creator)



The core of this dataset consists of three multi band GeoTIFF files with Rhizosphere priming effect (RPE) ratios across the terrestrial northern circumpolar permafrost area, and three similar files with associated uncertainty estimates. The study area includes 33.7 million active grid cubes (561,956 grid cells), with a dimension of 5 km × 5 km × 5 cm. File size (all files together): 51 MB

In addition, the dataset includes a spreadsheet file (xlsx), which contains intermediate output data of the PrimeSCale model in an easily accessible format.

The dataset also includes a pdf with metadata for the model output data, which is the same as presented here:
Model output data

RPEs are summed over soil layers for each grid cell, in files with the following names:


Associated uncertainty estimates are provided in:


Spatial metadata

All model output files have the following spatial information:

class: GeoTIFF
dimensions: 1823, 1916, 3492868, 3 (nrow, ncol, ncell, nlayers)
resolution: 5000 m, 5000 m (x, y)
extent: -4752178, 4827822, -5148690, 3966310 (xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax)
projection: NSIDC EASE-Grid North (EPSG:3408)
crs: +proj=laea +lat_0=90 +lon_0=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=6371228 +b=6371228 +units=m +no_defs
3rd layer: 1: present 2: RCP4.5 for 2100 3: RCP8.5 for 2100

Explanation of file names and file content

unit: -
Rhizosphere priming ratio


unit: 10⁶ g C km⁻² yr⁻¹
Rhizosphere priming induced soil organic carbon (SOC) loss over a year, without C/N threshold


unit: 10⁶ g C km⁻² yr⁻¹
Rhizosphere priming induced soil organic carbon (SOC) loss over a year, with C/N threshold


coefficient of variation (CV) for each above listed output parameter
Koska saatavilla20 heinäkuuta 2020
JulkaisijaBolin Centre Database
Ajallinen kattavuus2010 - 2100
Maantieteellinen kattavuusarctic region

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