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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: SELLERS, P.J.
Dataset Title: Pre-LBA ISLSCP Initiative I Data
Dataset Release Date: 2009
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/919Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=919&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1987-01-01Stop Date: 1988-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: piers.j.sellers at nasa.gov
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center National Aeronautics and Space Administration Code CB
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 77058
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-27