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SAFARI 2000 Canopy Structural Measurements, Kalahari Transect, Wet Season 2001

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Canopy Structural Measurements, Kalahari Transect, Wet Season 2001
Release date2005-02-07
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2001-02-28


This data set contains leaf area index (LAI), leaf inclination angle, and canopy dimension data from study sites along the Kalahari Transect in southwest Botswana. The data were collected during the 2001 wet season field campaign of the SAFARI 2000 at a total of seven plots of 200 x 150 meter dimensions: two plots each at Tshane and Mabuasehube and three plots at Tsabong. The data set consists of measurements of leaf angle for plot dominant woody species, LAI calculated from overstory and understory photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) measurements, and canopy dimension data (i.e., crown height, crown width, and height to crown) for grass and woody vegetation for use in the parameterization of plant canopy reflectance models. The data files are stored as ASCII table files, in comma-separated-value (.csv) format, with column headers. Photographs (.jpg) are provided of each plot to provide an idea of site conditions. The photographs can be viewed on the S2K Photo Gallery pages.


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Bowyer, P., N.M. Trodd, and F.M. Danson. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Canopy Structural Measurements, Kalahari Transect, Wet Season 2001. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 770.9 KB 2001-02-28 - 2001-03-08 1.1 MB 2001-02-28 - 2001-03-08 1.4 MB 2001-02-28 - 2001-03-08

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