African 6000 Years B.P. Land Surface Conditions, WDC Paleoclimatology
Entry ID: NOAA_NGDC_PALEO_AFRICA6K

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset describes land surface conditions at 6000 years B.P. on a
1 degree x 1 degree grid across northern Africa and the Arabian
Peninsula. It includes information on the percentage in each grid cell
occupied by specific vegetation types (steppe, savanna, xerophytic
wood/scrub, tropical deciduous forest, and tropical montane evergreen
forest), open lakes, and wetlands, plus information on the flow
direction of major drainage channels.

The data is available via ftp:

ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pollen/africa6k

Additional paleoenvironmental data is available from:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleoveg.html

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to Africa 6K data and other Biome 6000 data sets


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Online documentation for Africa 6K data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: 10.0  E: 60.0  W: -17.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hoelzmann, Jolly, Harrison, Laarif, Bonnefille, Pachur
Dataset Title: African 6K Land Surface Conditions
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Data Contribution
Dataset Release Date: March 1998
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: WDC Paleoclimatology, NOAA/NCDC
Version: May 2000
Issue Identification: 98-012
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pollen/africa6k


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Chrono Unit:

Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > ARABIAN PENINSULA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >DECIDUOUS VEGETATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >POLLEN    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >PALEOVEGETATION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >POLLEN    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >SWAMPS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS >SWAMPS


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]
BIOME 6000 >Global Paleovegetation Mapping Project    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None. Please properly cite this data set.


Keywords
ARABIAN PENINSULA
IGBP
LAND SURFACE
PAGES
PALEOCLIMATOLOGY
PALEOENVIRONMENT
WDC
biomes
land surface reconstruction
climate reconstruction


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
FUB


Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ftp
Distribution_Format: ascii tables, spreadsheet files
Fees: free


Personnel
RAYMONDE BONNEFILLE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 33(0) 4 42 97 1586
Fax: 33(0) 4 42 97 1595
Email: bonnefille at cerege.fr
Contact Address:
CNRS CEREGE B.P. 80
Province or State: Aix-en-Provence cedex 04
Postal Code: 13545
Country: France


SANDY P. HARRISON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +44 (0)117 33 17223
Fax: +44 (0)117 928 7878
Email: sandy.harrison at bristol.ac.uk
Contact Address:
BRIDGE
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
University Road
City: Bristol
Postal Code: BS8 1SS
Country: United Kingdom


PHILLIP HOELZMANN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 49 30 838 4983
Fax: 49 30 838 6263
Email: phoe at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Contact Address:
Free University of Berlin
Department of Geosciences
Altensteinstrasse 19
City: Berlin
Postal Code: 14195
Country: Germany


DOMINIQUE JOLLY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: dominique.jolly at planteco.lu.se
Contact Address:
Global Systems Group
Department of Ecology
Lund University
Ecology Building
Solvegatan 37
City: Lund
Postal Code: S-223 62
Country: Sweeden


F. LAARIF
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Dynamic Paleoclimatology
Lund University
Box 117
City: Lund
Postal Code: S-221 00
Country: Sweeden


GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


H.-J. PACHUR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Free University of Berlin
Department of Geosciences
Altensteinstrasse 19
Postal Code: 14195
Country: GERMANY


Publications/References
Hoelzmann, P., D. Jolly, S.P. Harrison, F. Laarif, R. Bonnefille, and H.-J.
Pachur. 1998. "Mid-Holocene land-surface conditions in northern Africa and the
Arabian Peninsula: A data set for the analysis of biogeophysical feedbacks in
the climate system", Global Biogeochem. Cycles., Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 35-52.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-04-19

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