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szelepcsenyi/macroBiome: macroBiome v0.2.0

Zoltán Szelepcsényi

This is an updated release of the R package macroBiome that provides functions with both point and grid modes for simulating biomes by equilibrium vegetation models, with a special focus on paleoenvironmental applications. In this release, three widely used equilibrium biome models are currently implemented in the package: the Holdridge Life Zone (HLZ) system (Holdridge 1947), the Köppen-Geiger classification (KGC) system (Köppen 1936) and the BIOME model (Prentice et al. 1992). Three climatic forest-steppe models are also implemented. An approach for estimating monthly time series of relative sunshine duration from temperature and precipitation data (Yin 1999) is also adapted, allowing process-based biome models to be combined with high-resolution paleoclimate simulation datasets (e.g., CHELSA-TraCE21k v1.0 dataset).

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