The ORNL DAAC announces the release of eleven southern African 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 meteorological, aerosol, atmospheric chemistry, and fire emissions data, as well as supporting maps and aerial photography.
The SAFARI 2000 project was conducted during 1999-2001 to develop a better understanding of the earth-atmosphere-human system in southern Africa. These data sets focus primarily on the 2000 dry season—August and September—in the southern African region, defined as latitude 5° N to 35° S and longitude 5° W to 60° E.
Visit our SAFARI 2000 page to learn more about the project and to access associated data maintained by the ORNL DAAC.