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

  • Frida Keuper (Creator)
  • Birgit Wild (Creator)
  • Matti Kummu (Creator)
  • Christian Beer (Creator)
  • Gesche Blume-Werry (Creator)
  • Sébastien Fontaine (Creator)
  • Konstantin Gavazov (Creator)
  • Norman Gentsch (Creator)
  • Georg Guggenberger (Creator)
  • Gustaf Hugelius (Creator)
  • Mika Jalava (Creator)
  • Charles Koven (Creator)
  • Eveline J. Krab (Creator)
  • Peter Kuhry (Creator)
  • Sylvain Monteux (Creator)
  • Andreas Richter (Creator)
  • Tanvir Shahzad (Creator)
  • James T. Weedon (Creator)
  • Ellen Dorrepaal (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 heinäk. 2020
JulkaisijaBolin Centre Database
Ajallinen kattavuus2010 - 2100
Maantieteellinen kattavuusarctic region

Dataset Licences

  • CC-BY-4.0

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