Global Burnt Area (GBA 2000)
Entry ID: SAI_JRC_Cont_Afr_GBA2000

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Summary
Abstract: According to a recent study from Hao and Liu [1994], the African
continent, where about two-thirds of the biomass burning is due to
savanna fires, contributes to 46 % of the total amount of biomass burnt
in the tropics. Although many local to regional studies were carried out
during the last few years to characterize vegetation fire activity ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.0   S: -38.0   E: 54.0   W: -19.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gregoire, Jean-Marie, and Tansey, Kevin
Dataset Title: GBA 2000 Statistics
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, ITALY
Dataset Publisher: European Commission
Data Presentation Form: Map,Diagram, Tables
Online Resource: http://www.grid.unep.ch/activities/earlywarning/preview/ims/gba/ind...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Location Keywords
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 KM
Longitude Resolution: 5 KM
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality The datasets in geographic projection were projected into a cylindrical equal
area projection with a pixel spacing of 1000m. Most estimates of burnt areas
are displayed in units of ha x103.
Access Constraints End-users external to GVM can have access to the data and make use of it in
their own field of research and/or application only if they fullfill the use-
constraints listed below.
Use Constraints Use of the GBA-2000 datasets for download purposes is provided freely in
exchange of the following strict rules: The user do not obtain title to the
intellectual property of the data held in this application, nor any copyright
or propriety rights to its content. The users are not allowed to transfer,
sublicense, rent, ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center, European Union Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://fapar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Home.php

Data Center Personnel
Name: GLOBAL VEGETATION MONITORING UNIT SECRETARIAT
Phone: +39-0332-789298
Fax: +39-0332-789073
Contact Address:
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit Institute for
Environment and Sustainability Joint Research Centre (European
Commission) T.P
City: Ispra (VA)
Postal Code: 440 I-21020
Country: ITALY
Distribution
Distribution Media: electronic
Distribution Format: txt.
Fees: no fees
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: ++39 0332 785769
Fax: ++39 0332 789073
Email: kevin.tansey at jrc.it
Contact Address:
Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit,
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
TP. 440
City: Ispra
Postal Code: 21020
Country: ITALY
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Publications/References
Grgoire J-M., K. Tansey, I. Marengo, D. Stroppiana, and S. Fritz, The
Global Burnt Area 2000 initiative: GBA-2000. Mapping the areas burnt
globally during the year 2000. Pulications of the European Commission,
No. I.01.117, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy, January 2002, p. 40.

Grgoire J-M., K. Tansey and J.M.N. Silva, The GBA2000 initiative: ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12
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