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More Data for Southern Africa

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2005-02-25

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of six data sets for the Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000). These data sets, originally prepared in coordination with data investigators by the SAFARI 2000 Data Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, contain stem, canopy, and vegetation cover data for sites along the Kalahari Transect; woody vegetation data for the Kalahari Transect and Skukuza; radiance data for Sua Pan and Skukuza sites; and surface spectral reflectance, leaf area index (LAI), and photosynthetically active radiation (fPar) data for sites in Sua Pan. These data sets focus primarily on the 2000 dry season (August and September).

The SAFARI 2000 project was conducted during 1999-2001 to develop a better understanding of the earth-atmosphere-human system in southern Africa.

Visit our SAFARI 2000 page to learn more about the project and to access associated data maintained by the ORNL DAAC.