SAFARI 2000 VEGETATION STRUCTURE OF KATABA FOREST, ZAMBIA, WET SEASON 2000
Entry ID: s2k_mongu_veg

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Summary
Abstract: Tree basal area, percent tree canopy cover, and proportional contribution of main species to canopy cover were measured at 60 sampling points at 50 m intervals along six transects in the vicinity of the MODIS validation site tower in Kataba Forest, near Mongu, Zambia, in late February to early March 2000 as part of the SAFARI 2000 Wet Season Campaign. The aim of the study was to provide a broad description of the tree canopy layer around the tower.Tree and shrub species composition was recorded for each grid and measurements of canopy cover (% and rank) and frequency of occurrence (%) were made. Basal area was estimated at each grid site in a single 360 degree sweep using a basal area prism. Four estimates of canopy cover, oriented north, south, east, and west around the sample point, were taken at each grid site using a spherical densiometer and the data were averaged to give a single value for each grid. Only the canopies of trees and shrubs above 1.5m height were measured.The data are stored in an ASCII file, in csv format. The file lists all tree and shrub species recorded and provides the proportional contribution of these species to canopy cover in each grid. Total tree basal area (m2 ha-1) and overall tree canopy cover (%) in each grid is also provided. The companion file provides additional vegetation data, graphics, long-term meteorological data, a discussion of the study results, and photographs of the study site.

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Description: SAFARI 2000 VEGETATION STRUCTURE OF KATABA FOREST, ZAMBIA, WET SEASON 2000


Geographic Coverage
 N: -15.4383 S: -15.4383  E: 23.2533  W: 23.2533

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FROST, P.G.H.
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 VEGETATION STRUCTURE OF KATABA FOREST, ZAMBIA, WET SEASON 2000
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/795
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/#fq=fileID:795


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-15
Stop Date: 2000-03-15


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZAMBIA


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
DENSIOMETERS    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
SAFARI 2000 >The Southern African Regional Science Initiative Project    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
MONGU
EOSDIS
SHRUBS
DAMBOS
FORESTS
BASAL AREA
GRASSLANDS
SAFARI 2000
TREE CANOPY
TREE SPECIES
CANOPY COVER
KATABA FOREST
KALAHARI SANDS
MIOMBO WOODLANDS
KALAHARI WOODLANDS
VEGETATION STRUCTURE
VEGETATION COMPOSITION


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: 795

Data Center Personnel
Name: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA


Personnel
PETER G.H. FROST
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 263-4-302603
Phone: 263-4-303211
Fax: 263-4-332857
Email: pfrost at zimbix.uz.zw
Contact Address:
Institute of Environmental Studies
University of Zimbabwe
P.O. Box MP 167
Mount Pleasant
City: Harare
Country: Zimbabwe


ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-21

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