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Literature references for values in VEGPARM.TBL?

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Dear WRF-Community,

I am conducting a sensitivity study over Colombia to assess impacts of land cover change. Now I ran a deforestation scenario, i.e. replaced evergreen broadleaf forest for my whole domain by dryland cropland and pasture following this post I am using USGS-24-class-classification.
My simulation led to a small cooling (-0.2°C) over deforested areas compared to the CTRL simulation. I am now looking for a plausible answer to that and was wondering, where the values in the VEGPARM.TBL come from and if there are any literature references to that.

Thanks in advance,
Please take a look at the website below and see whether you can find some helpful information.

I talked to our experts in NCAR and I was told that many of these parameters are specified based on in-situ observations. However, the representativeness of these values is still questionable because the in-situ observations are quite limited.
Hey Ming,

thank you very much for your answer! Ok, that is good to know!
I am still wondering if this is the actual reason for the cooling, because my control-simulation is reproducing quite well temperature and precipitation when compared to observational values.
But I'm on it, thanks again!