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MODIS ASCII Subsets Available

The ORNL DAAC announces the availability of subsets from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor for 274 field sites. These subsetted products, which are in ASCII format for a 7 x 7 km area centered on the field sites, are especially useful for tracking seasonal dynamics. Please see for details.

Weekly MODIS Land Products from MODIS sensors onboard the Terra and Aqua platforms include the following:

Third CD for Southern Africa

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of the third and final in a series of CD-ROMs prepared for the Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000).

SAFARI 2000 CD-ROM Series: Vol. 3 is a 5-disk set containing meteorological, fire, aerosol, atmospheric chemistry, and precipitation data, as well as a large collection of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images taken aboard the Terra satellite.

The volume focuses primarily on the 2000 wet season--February through April--in the southern African region, defined as south of latitude 5° N.

Biomass Allocation Data

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of the data set "Biomass Allocation and Growth Data of Seeded Plants."

This data set of leaf, stem, and root biomass for various plant taxa was compiled from the primary literature of the 20th century with a significant portion derived from Cannell (1982). Recent allometric additions include measurements made by Niklas, Enquist, and colleagues (Niklas, 2003). This is a unique data set with which to evaluate allometric patterns of standing biomass within and across the broad spectrum of vascular plant species.

Boreas Survey Now On-Line

To improve the BOREAS and BOREAS Follow-On data sets and to meet users' needs, we are conducting a survey.

The BOREAS and BOREAS Follow-On data sets continue to be important products at the ORNL DAAC. To date we have provided over 8,000 data products from these projects to nearly 1,500 users.

Data Sets for Amazonia Released

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of two data sets for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 deg to 30 deg W, latitude 25 deg S to 10 deg N).

Russian Land Cover Data Sets

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of 12 map data products -- land cover, forested area, forest carbon content, and administrative information -- for Russia and the former USSR.

Revised -- BOREAS Tower Flux

A revised version of the BOREAS TF04 tower flux data is now available from the ORNL DAAC.

Data providers have revised the data set entitled "BOREAS TF-04 SSA-YJP Tower Flux, Meteorological, and Canopy Condition Data." If you obtained this data set before December 5, 2003, you may want to replace your files.

To learn more about the revisions, see our Data Revisions page.

Field Campaign Photos Available

The ORNL DAAC announces the availability of photographs associated with several field campaigns. These photographs, which supplement project data files archived at the ORNL DAAC, show numerous fields sites and sample collection activities. Users can now browse photographs from the SAFARI 2000, BOREAS, and Net Primary Productivity (NPP) projects by clicking on the following links:

Amazon Data Released

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of 19 spatial data sets associated with the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). The data sets encompass the area 10° N to 25° S and 30° to 85° W.

Seventeen new releases are regional subsets of global map data sets previously published by the ORNL DAAC or others. The subsets pertain to land cover, vegetation, climate, wetlands, soils, and hydrographic information.

Two data sets contain map data pertaining to legal and geographical boundaries in Amazonia.

Search for Publications

The ORNL DAAC has expanded its searchable bibliographic database so that users can locate publications related to a wide range of data sets in its archive.

Projects such as FLUXNET, BOREAS, BOREAS Follow-On, SAFARI 2000, LBA, Net Primary Productivity, and VEMAP are represented, along with Climate, Soil, and Vegetation collections, among others.