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ReefBase: A Global Database on Coral ReefsEntry ID: REEF_BASE
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Abstract: ReefBase is a database on coral reefs and their resources. Designed as a
repository of available information on coral reefs, ReefBase presents this
information through user friendly software on a CD-ROM. ReefBase has been
created for scientists, academicians, students, resource managers in government
and private institutions, ... divers and other coral reef enthusiasts. ReefBase is
intended to facilitate analyses and monitoring of coral reef health (at
national, regional and global scales) and the quality of life of reef-dependent
people, and to support informed decisions about coral reef use and management.
It is the official database of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
(GCRMN),as well as the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), and
directly addresses priority actions of the International Coral Reef Initiative,
now endorsed by 75 governments. The ReefBase Project is housed at the WorldFish
Center in Penang, Malaysia, with funding through ICRAN from the United Nations
Foundation (UNF). ReefBase aims to make reef information available to a wide
audience to promote awareness and informed management of coral reef systems.
See recent additions to the ReefBase database at
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ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 30 GB
Distribution Format: Native
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (305) 361 - 4353
Email: Nancy.Griffin at noaa.gov
NOAA/AOML 4300 Rickenbacker Causeway
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
320 Sparkman Dr.
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
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Hanson, P. J., D. E. Todd, and J. S. Amthor. 2001. A six-year study of
sapling and large-tree growth and mortality responses to natural and
induced variability in precipitation and throughfall. Tree Physiology
Hanson, P. J., D. E. Todd, M. A. Huston, J. D. Joslin, J. L. Croker,
and R. M. Auge. 1998. Description and field performance of the Walker
Branch Throughfall Displacement Experiment:
1993-1996. ORNL/TM-13586. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge,
Hanson, P. J., and J. F. Weltzin. 2000. Drought disturbance from
climate change: Response of United States forests. Science of the
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measurements using dendrometer bands. Canadian Journal of Forestry
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-08-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2002-09-16