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NPP 19

Another 18 study sites, plus a worldwide data set, have been added to the global terrestrial Net Primary Production (NPP) reference database. The NPP database has been compiled by Dick Olson and Jonathan Scurlock under the auspices of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, with funding from the Terrestrial Ecology Program of NASA's Office of Earth Science.


A Global River discharge dataset, which contains monthly averaged discharge measurements for 1018 stations located throughout the world, is now available from the ORNL DAAC. The data were originally compiled by C. J. Vorosmarty and B.M. Fekete at the University of New Hampshire from published UNESCO archives for river discharge and published as RivDIS v 1.0. The updated RivDIS data (RivDIS v1.1) are useful in a variety of earth systems science and water resource planning applications.

NPP Graphs

Land Validation Web Site

A web site is now available for the Land Validation project. It was created with the purpose of facilitating communication among MODIS Land Validation Principal Investigators and other interested parties.

There is also some data available.

Land Validation