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1. Africa Irrigation Potential, Best soils, 1987 [NBId0211_101]
The Africa Irrigation Potential data set, which represents the best soils suitable for upland, is part of the FAO Irrigation and Water Resources Potential Database. The main input maps ...


2. Africa Water Balance high/lowland crops, 1987 [NBId0203_101]
The Africa Water Balance data set which is prepared by watershed and by country, belongs to the group of "Irrigation and Water Resources Potential" study. It covers 55 countries and 25 ...


3. Desertification Atlas (Africa) Maps 1-17 [NBId0270_101]
INTRODUCTION Desertification/Land Degradation - The Background More than 6.1 billion hectares, over one third of the Earth's land area, is dryland. Nearly one billion hectares ...


4. Desertification Atlas (Global) Maps 1-20 [NBId0288_101]
INTRODUCTION Desertification/Land Degradation - The Background More than 6.1 billion hectares, over one third of the Earth's land area, is dryland. Nearly one billion hectares ...


5. Africa FAO Irrigable Soil Classes (GIS Coverage) [NBId0017_101]
The African Irrigable Soils dataset is part of the FAO Irrigation and Water Resource Potential for Africa. The base map used was the UNESCO/FAO Soil Map of the World (1977), scale 1:5000000 and Miller ...


6. Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/NTL004: Sediment Deposition in North Temperate Lakes Primary Study Lakes [LTER_NTL004]
LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/North Temperate Lakes (NTL) LTER/NTL004 [Summary adapted from the LTER Core Data Set Catalog]: Settling particulate matter is collected using ...


7. Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/NTL011: Groundwater Flow in the Area Surrounding the North Temperate Lakes Primary Study Lakes [LTER_NTL011]
LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/North Temperate Lakes (NTL) LTER/NTL011 [Summary adapted from the LTER Core Data Set Catalog]: Monthly head measurements from a network of ...


8. 1KM NOAA AVHRR and TOVS Digital CCT product in SHARP level 2A format [1KM.AVHRR.TOVS.SHARP2A]
The 1 km AVHRR Global Land Data set project is an international effort to acquire, archive, process and distribute the data of the entire global land surface observed by the NOAA/AVHRR ...


9. 1KM NOAA AVHRR and TOVS Digital CCT product in SHARP level 2B format [1KM.AVHRR.TOVS.SHARP2B]
The 1 km AVHRR Global Land Data set project is an international effort to acquire, archive, process and distribute the data of the entire ...


10. A Global Forest Cover Data Set from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) [Global_Forest_Cover]
Mounting global concern over the conservation status of the world's biodiversity, especially at ecosystem and species levels, has led tocalls for increasing the extent of protected areas ...


11. An Extended Data Set of River Discharges for Validation of General Circulation Models [River_Discharges]
This data set is a compilation of annual mean river discharge values for 981 rivers from all regions of the world. It is meant to describe freshwater discharges to the oceans. All files ...


12. Analysis Products on Cropland [NRCS_NRI_SotL_CROPLAND]
The maps using data from the preliminary 1997 NRI for croplands deal with a variety of areas. These areas range from specific cultivated croplands, to erosion on cropland and changes in cropland. ...


13. Analysis Products on Irrigation [NRCS_NRI_SotL_IRRIGATION]
The Irrigation maps are split into two section. The first set of maps are from the preliminary 1997 NRI data. The following set are from 1992 and earlier data. Both sets of maps deal ...


14. Analysis Products on Urbanization [NRCS_NRI_SotL_URBANIZTION]
The Urbanization maps contain preliminary 1997 NRI data as well as 1992 and earlier data. Some of the maps look at the amount of change in developed land area. The land may have been previously ...


15. Annual Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions on a 1x1 Degree Grid from the Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA), IGBP/IGAC [GEIA_N2O]
The Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA) is an activity of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). ...


16. Antarctic Microbiology: Bacterial Degradation of Hydrocarbons [CDA_AR_BIO_BACTERIALDEGRAD_DATA]
The aim of this study is to analyze the biodegradation capacity of the Antarctic bacterial flora. The research is comprised of the following steps: -Isolation and screening ...


17. Assessment of the Impact of Environmental Stresses on the Health of Agroecosystems [USDA0510]
The purpose of the "Assessment of the Impact of Environmental Stresses on the Health of Agroecosystems" dataset is to establish a protocol for assessing the health of agroecosystems. ...


18. BLM/OR-WA Fire History 1850/1890/1920/1940 [BLM_OR_WA_FIRE_HISTORY]   PARENT METADATA
(Summary adapted from on-line metadata description.) A series of four maps showing the state of forests in the northern coastal area of Oregon. They show the change in stand age ...


19. Biodiversity Data Sourcebook from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) [WCMC_149]
This sourcebook of biodiversity data was released in part as a contribution to the First Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Bahamas, ...


20. CO2 Surface Exchange Data Sets Used in the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) 3-Dimensional (3-D) Global Tracer Transport Model, CDIAC/DB-1006 [FUNG_CO2_INPUT]
[Source: NASA/GISS, http://data.giss.nasa.gov/co2_fung/ These data sets represent the input files used in simulations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) using the Goddard Institute for Space Studies ...


21. Cross-National Patterns of Tropical Deforestation, 1975-1990 [USDA0236]
The purpuse of this dataset is to understand global patterns of change and variation in tropical deforestation from 1975 to 1990. Collection Organization: Multiple sources, ...


22. Daily Global Area Coverage (GAC) Images for Africa from the NOAA AVHRR Radiometers, 1982-1992, from SAI/JRC [SAI_JRC-AVHRR_GAC_AFRICA_LAND]
General information about NOAA-AVHRR can be queried by interested users in the category 'Sensor' and 'Source'. Some basic information is given hereafter. The Advanced Very ...


23. Digital Atlas of World Water Balance [World_Water_Balance]
This Digital Atlas of the World Water Balance is our first attempt at creating an integrated set of data files and models in GIS format that can be used to characterize the water balance ...


24. European Forestry Information and Data Analysis System (EFIDAS) [EFI_EFIDAS]
The European Forestry Information and Data Analysis System (EFIDAS) provides comprehensive European forestry information and user-friendly data analysis systems to promote the improved ...


25. Fluctuations of Glaciers (FoG) [FoG]
Since the beginning of internationally coordinated systematic observations on glacier variations in 1894, a valuable and increasingly important data basis on glacier changes has been built ...


26. GEWEX Asian Moonsoon Experiment/Asian Automated Weather Station Network (GAME/AAN) [GAME_AAN]
Because the two major aims require different and somewhat contradictory requirements for the specification and configuration of a surface station, it has been decided to organize Automated ...


27. Global Agro-Ecological Zones (GAEZ) CD-ROM FAO/IISA 2000 [FAO_GAEZ]
[The summary was adapted from the GAEZ Web site] The Global Agro-ecological Zoning (GAEZ) website and CD-ROM was produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...


28. Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP) [GSWP]
The Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP) estimates global soil water by using miscellaneous land surface process model and atmospheric data. GSWP ...


29. History Database of the Global Environment - HYDE [HYDE]   CHILD METADATA
The first version of this data base originally was set up for testing and validation of the so-called Integrated Model of the Greenhouse Effect (the IMAGE model; see Alcamo, ...


30. LANDSAT 4/5 TM Raw Products [LANDSAT.TM.RAW]
Landsat TM data are available from December 1982 to February 1983 (Landsat 4) and from April 1984 onwards (Landsat 5). Most of the ESA archive has been acquired and processed at receiving ...


31. LANDSAT 4/5 Thematic Mapper (TM) System Corrected Pre-Flight Radiometric Correction and Cubic Convolution resampling Product [LANDSAT.TM.SCPRCC]
Landsat TM data are available from December 1982 to February 1983 (Landsat 4) and from April 1984 onwards (Landsat 5). Most of the ESA archive has been acquired and processed at receiving ...


32. LANDSAT 4/5 Thematic Mapper System Corrected Pre-Flight Radiometric Correction and Nearest neighbour resampling product [LANDSAT.TM.SCPRNN]
Landsat TM data are available from December 1982 to February 1983 (Landsat 4) and from April 1984 onwards (Landsat 5). Most of the ESA archive has been acquired and processed at receiving ...


33. LANDSAT MSS Raw Data Product [LANDSAT.MSS.RAW]
Most of the ESA archive has been acquired and processed at receiving stations in Fucino (Italy), Kiruna (Sweden) and Maspalomas (Gran Canaria, Spain). However, the archive ...


34. LANDSAT MSS System Corrected, absolute and statistical correction (SCAS) Product [LANDSAT.MSS.SCAS]
Most of the ESA archive has been acquired and processed at receiving stations in Fucino (Italy), Kiruna (Sweden) and Maspalomas (Gran Canaria, Spain). However, the archive ...


35. LANDSAT User Service of the Brazilian National Institute on Space Research (INPE) [LSATUSERV]
The Brazilian receiving station for Landsat data is located in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, Midwest region: 56 degrees 5 minutes 30 seconds West longitude, and 15 degrees ...


36. Land Surface Temperatures with ASTR [ASTR_LST]
Land Surface Temperature with ATSR Earth Observation Level 3 data products are available for fire, water and air on the ESA/ESRIN Ionia Server. 1) Ionia Fire ...


37. Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Coastal Typology Dataset [IGBP_LOICZ_NIOZ_COAST_TYPOLOGY]
The Coastal Typology Dataset is a project of the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) program of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). ...


38. Modelling Carbon Sequestration in Forested Landscapes (CASFOR-II) [EFI_CASFOR_II]
The general objectives of the Modelling Carbon Sequestration in Forested Landscapes (CASFOR-II) project are to consist of A) the develop a general model for estimating carbon ...


39. NOAA AVHRR and TOVS Digital CCT product in SHARP level 1B format [AVHRR.TOVS.SHARP1]
SHARP is the ESA-Earthnet format for AVHRR and TOVS data. It stands for Standard-family HRPT Archive Request Product. It adopts the internationally-recognised Standard-Family Tape Format ...


40. NOAA AVHRR and TOVS Digital CCT product in SHARP level 2A format [AVHRR.TOVS.SHARP2A]
SHARP is the ESA Earthnet format for AVHRR and TOVS data generated to provide an easy data access for the international Remote sensing user community. SHARP-1 consists of two volumes: ...


41. NOAA AVHRR and TOVS Digital CCT product in SHARP level 2B format [AVHRR.TOVS.SHARP2B]
SHARP is the ESA Earthnet format for AVHRR and TOVS data generated to provide an easy data access for the international Remote sensing user community. SHARP-1 consists of two volumes: ...


42. Northern Hemisphere Biome- and Process-Specific Changes in Forest Area and Gross Merchantable Volume: 1890-1990, CDIAC/DB1017 [CDIAC_DB1017]
The database DB1017 consists of annual values (1890 through 1990) of the areal extent (Ha) and gross merchantable (wood) volume (GMV in m3) of depletion and accrual processes in Northern ...


43. Selected Characteristics of Large Reservoirs, USGS [Sel_Char_of_lg_Reservoirs]
This is a point coverage of dams in the United States and Puerto Rico, which originally was derived from the national inventory of dams database (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1982). The ...


44. TCO - Terrestrial Carbon Observations database [GTOS_TCO]
The TCO network will use a dual constraint system approach that permits the estimation of fluxes between the terrestrial surface and other earth system components, the atmosphere and the ...


45. TEMS Network database [TEMS_network]
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites (TEMS) Networks Database provides a listing of the networks found in the TEMS database. Networks can be listed alphabetically by name or by number ...


46. Terrastat - Land Resource Potential and Constraints Statistics at Country and Regional Level [terrastat]
Terrastat contains country statistics of soil, terrain, climatic and agricultural land use limitations, and potential extent. The designation employed and the presentation of material ...


47. The Global FIRE Product, 1992-1993, from JRC [SAI_JRC-Global_FIRE]
Fire is a process, which given the right vegetation and meteorological conditions, can be found in almost any part of the globe. In order to understand and quantify the impact of fire ...


48. The Regional Burnt Area Product for Central Africa, 1993-1994, from JRC [SAI_JRC_Cent_Afr_Burnt_Product]
Justification, scientific objective and geographical domain: The mapping of burnt areas on a regional basis can form an important source of information for determining estimates ...


49. The Regional FIRE Product for Central Africa, 1993-1996, from JRC [SAI_JRC_Cent_Afr_FIRE_Product]
The mapping of active fires from NOAA-AVHRR data is an important source of in- formation for a number of projects both within MTV and externally. The Central African region is an area ...


50. The Regional Mainland Southeast Asian FIRE Product, 1992-1993, from JRC [SAI_JRC_Asian_FIRE_Product]
Comparatively little is known empirically about the vegetation fire regime of Southeast Asia when viewed at larger scales. This is despite the importance of fire as an agent of regional ...


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