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
Description: Access to Africa 6K data and other Biome 6000 data sets

Description: Online documentation for Africa 6K data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None. Please properly cite this data set.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
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
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
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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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