[Keyword='PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADATION']
SAFARI 2000 SURFACE IRRADIANCE MEASUREMENTS, MONGU TOWER SITE, ZAMBIA, 2000-2002Entry ID: s2k_mongu_irradiance
Abstract: This data set contains the top-of-canopy irradiance in the shortwave (0.3-2.8 micron) and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR; 0.4-0.7 micron) wavebands collected with an Eppley Precision Spectral Pyranometer (PSP) and a Skye SKE510 pyranometer, respectively. The instruments were deployed at the top of the 30-m tower in the Kataba Local Forest approximately 20 km south of Mongu in Western ... Province, Zambia. The data include the hourly mean and maximum values from 0500-1600 GMT (7 a.m. - 6 p.m. local time) and cover the period from September 4, 2000 to December 31, 2002. The data were obtained primarily for EOS validation and energy budget modeling.The Skye SKE510 uses a blue enhanced planar diffused silicon detector and has a fairly even response from 400 to 700 nm. The Eppley PSP is a World Meteorological Organization First Class Radiometer designed for the measurement of sun and sky radiation, totally or in defined broad wavelength bands. It comprises a circular multi-junction wire-wound thermopile. A data logger sampled the sensors at 60-second intervals and recorded the maximum and mean values every 60 minutes throughout the day.The data are contained within a single ASCII text file, in comma-separated-value format, with associated date, time, and QA information.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MUKELABAI, M.M.PRIVETTE, J.L.
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 SURFACE IRRADIANCE MEASUREMENTS, MONGU TOWER SITE, ZAMBIA, 2000-2002
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/782Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=782&term2attribut...
Start Date: 2000-09-04Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: text, excel
Postal Code: D-14473
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science University of Miami
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149
Phone: (508) 289-3353
Email: khughen at whoi.edu
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
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the hydrologic cycle of the tropical Atlantic during the last glacial.
Science, 290, 1947-1951, December 8, 2000.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-05-08