Global Reservoir and Lake Monitor Using Near-Real Time Satellite Radar Altimeter Data
Entry ID: USDACROPLAKES

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Summary
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS),
in co-operation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the
University of Maryland, are routinely monitoring lake and reservoir height
variations for approximately 100 lakes located around the world. This project
is unique, being the first of its kind to utilize near-real time radar
altimeter data ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Access to the Crop Explorer Global Reservoir and Lake Monitor
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Birkett, C. and C. Reynolds
Dataset Title: Global Reservoir and Lake Monitor
Dataset Release Date: 27 August 2004
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: USDA/FAS
Online Resource: http://www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/cropexplorer/global_reservoir/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-01
Use Constraints Acknowledge: Radar altimeter data from the NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-
1 satellite missions. Time series of altimetric lake level variations from the
USDA Reservoir Database at
http://www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/cropexplorer/global_reservoir
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USDA PRODUCTION ESTIMATES AND CROP ASSESSMENT DIVISION
Phone: (202) 720-0888
Fax: (202) 720-8880
Email: pecad at fas.usda.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 6053, South Building Stop 1045
City: Washington D.C.
Postal Code: 20250
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online www
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (301)614-6643
Fax: (301)614-6699
Email: cmb at nemo.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Mailcode 923
NASA/GSFC
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20770
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-02-13
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