NASA: The Peatland Forests of Equatorial Southeast Asia are a Significant Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Entry ID: NASA_TropicalSE-AsiaSourceGreenhouseGasEmissions

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Summary
Abstract: Tropical SE Asia susceptible to droughts and dry years show marked increases in fire activity. e.g. emissions from southern Borneo increase 10 fold for 1/3 decrease in dry season precipitation Commodity market for palm oil is an economic driver for large scale clearing and drainage of forested peatlands in this region
Fire used to remove biomass, most effective during dry seasons and periodic ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 10.0   S: -10.0   E: 160.0   W: 90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: van der Werf, GR; Dempewolf, J; Trigg, SN; Randerson, JT; Kasibhatla, PS; Gigliof, L; Murdiyarso, D; Peters, W; Morton, DC; Collatz, GJ; Dolman, AJ; DeFries, RS
Dataset Title: The fate of anthropogenic carbon emitted into the atmosphere, 1960 - 2006.
Dataset Publisher: Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory
Online Resource: http://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/bsb/science/slides.php?sciid=89
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Center
Hydrological Sciences Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/hsb/

Data Center Personnel
Name: G. JAMES COLLATZ
Email: george.j.collatz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Code 614.4
NASA GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
van der Werf, GR; Dempewolf, J; Trigg, SN; Randerson, JT; Kasibhatla, PS; Gigliof, L; Murdiyarso, D; Peters, W; Morton, DC; Collatz, GJ; Dolman, AJ; DeFries, RS (2008), Climate regulation of fire emissions and deforestation in equatorial Asia, 105, 51, 20350-20355, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, doi:doi:10.1073/pnas.0803375105, http://www.falw.vu/~gwerf/publications/vanderWerf2008PNAS.pdf

van der Werf, GR; Randerson, JT; Collatz, GJ; Giglio, L; Kasibhatla, PS; Arellano, AF; Olsen, SC; Kasischke, ES (2004), Continental-scale partitioning of fire emissions during the 1997 to 2001 El Nino/La Nina period, 303, 73-76, SCIENCE, http://www.falw.vu/~gwerf/publications/vanderWerf2004Science.pdf
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-12
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