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SAFARI 2000 Data Sets Released

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The ORNL DAAC announces the release of thirteen new Southern African data sets. Originally offered on the second CD-ROM volume prepared for the Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000) by the Goddard Space Flight Center, these data sets contain meteorological, aerosol, atmospheric chemistry, and precipitation data.

In addition, this data release includes a new data set that compares Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER) and Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) fire data from the dry season 2001.

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.