PRE-LBA ISLSCP INITIATIVE I DATAEntry ID: Pre-LBA_ISLSCP-I
Abstract: This data set contains hydrology, soils, radiation, cloud, and vegetation data from the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Initiative I. The ISLSCP data sets should provide LBA modelers with many of the fields required to describe boundary conditions, and to initialize and force a wide range of land-biosphere-atmosphere models. All of the data have been processed to ... the same global spatial resolution (1 deg. x 1 deg.), using the same land/sea mask and steps have been taken to ensure spatial and temporal continuity of the data. The data sets cover the period 1987-1988 at 1-month time resolution for most of the seasonally varying quantities. For this pre-LBA data set, the ISLSCP I data are provided as global coverages. The companion file illustrations were subset over the LBA study area, from 35-85 deg. W longitude and 20 deg. S to 10 deg. N latitude, as shown in Figure 1. The data files and illustrations are organized into the three groups listed below. 1. Hydrology and Soils 2. Radiation and Clouds 3. Vegetation The data within each of these areas were acquired from a variety of sources including model output, satellites, and ground measurements. The individual data sets were provided in a variety of forms. In some cases, this required the data publication team to regrid and reformat data sets and in others to produce monthly averages from finer resolution data. The specific processing for each data set is detailed in the documentation. The processed, quality controlled and integrated data in the documented Pre-LBA Data sets were originally published as a set of three CD-ROMs (Marengo and Victoria, 1998) but are now archived individually.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rosensweig C., and A. Iglesias
Dataset Title: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on World Food Supply: Data Sets from a Major Crop Modeling Study
Dataset Release Date: 1999-12
Dataset Release Place: New York, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
Data Presentation Form: tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/crop-climate-potential-im...
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 2110-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality The dataset is of good quality in general.
Access Constraints Public and Free.
Use Constraints Data may not be used for commercial applications
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: txt
Phone: (703) 993-2400
Email: jzhang7 at gmu.edu
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Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22030
Country: United States
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-05-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-03