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Website Down 11/13 8:30-9:30 a.m. EST

The ORNL DAAC web site will be unavailable between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), on Thursday, November 11, 2008, due to scheduled hardware, software, and security maintenance activities.

TransCom3 Data Set Available

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of "TransCom3: Annual Mean CO2 Flux Estimates from Atmospheric Inversion (Level 1)", prepared by K.R. Gurney and A.S. Denning.

Four New LBA Data Sets

The ORNL DAAC and the LBA DIS announce the release of four data sets associated with the LBA-ECO component of the Large Scale Biosphere- Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA).

Three of these data sets contain GIS layers (ESRI *.e00 or *.shp formatted) constructed from measurements taken in selectively harvested logging areas. Harvesting techniques, projections, and available data vary:

Four New Pre-LBA Data Sets

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of four data sets associated with the Pre-LBA data compilation component of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), which focused on providing data collected in Amazonia during the 20 years prior to 1998. These data were originally distributed on a three volume CDROM set, but are now being archived as 12 individual data sets.

The first four available data sets in this series contain micrometeorological data:

Website Down 8/7 and 8/21 8:30-9:30 a.m. EDT

The ORNL DAAC web site will be unavailable between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT), on Thursday, August 7, 2008, and on Thursday, August 21, 2008 due to scheduled hardware and software maintenance activities.

Summer 2008 Newsletter Released

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) funded by NASA is pleased to present the Summer 2008 issue of the ORNL DAAC Newsletter. This semiannual newsletter contains announcements of new LBA data sets, WebGIS, and other services being offered to the public as well as news of other happenings and events. We welcome feedback. Send comments and suggestions to ornldaac@daac.ornl.gov.

Two New LBA Data Sets

The ORNL DAAC and the LBA DIS announce the release of two data sets associated with the LBA-ECO component of the Large Scale Biosphere- Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA).

BigFoot Data Set Available

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of "BigFoot Field Data for North American Sites, 1999-2003".

This data set reports measurements of fraction of photosynthetically active radiation (FPAR), nitrogen content, allometric equations, root biomass, leaf area index (LAI), tree biomass, soil respiration, and net primary productivity (NPP) field data in comma-separated ASCII files for selected EOS Land Validation Sites in North America from 1999 to 2003. Additionally, derived landcover images and vegetation inventories are provided in GEOTIFF format.

S2K Data Set Available

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of the data set "SAFARI 2000 MISR Level 2 Data, Southern Africa, Dry Season 2000".

This data set is a product of the Southern African Regional Science Initiative containing 240 HDF-EOS formatted MISR Level 2 Top-of-Atmosphere/Cloud and Aerosol/Surface Products focused in a southern African study area which includes: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Nine New LBA Data Sets

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of nine Carbon Dynamics data sets associated with the LBA-ECO component of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA).

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