SAFARI 2000 ANNUAL SOIL RESPIRATION DATA (RAICH AND SCHLESINGER 1992)Entry ID: s2k_soil_respiration
Abstract: The data set consists of a southern African subset of the "Global Annual Soil Respiration Data (Raich and Schlesinger 1992)" data set. The data file is in ASCII text format and contains four observations. This data set is a compilation of soil respiration rates (g C m -2 yr -1) from terrestrial and wetland ecosystems reported in the literature prior to 1992. These rates were measured in a variety ... of ecosystems to examine rates of microbial activity, nutrient turnover, carbon cycling, root dynamics, and a variety of other soil processes. In this summary, only those data based on most or all of one full year of measurements were used so that annual rates of soil respiration could be estimated. Data from soil cores were excluded because the sample coring modifies root respiration. Also included in the data set are biome type, vegetation type, locality, and geographic coordinates, based on information from the original paper. Mean annual temperature and precipitation were based on the original paper; where those data were not included, they were estimated from a gridded global climate database (0.5-degree resolution; Legates, D. R., and C. J. Willmott. 1988. Global Air Temperature and Precipitation Data Archive. Department of Geography, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, U.S.A.).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: RAICH, J.W.SCHLESINGER, W.H.
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 ANNUAL SOIL RESPIRATION DATA (RAICH AND SCHLESINGER 1992)
Dataset Release Date: 2002
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/645Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=645&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1963-01-01Stop Date: 1992-01-01
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: jraich at iastate.edu
Department of Botany Iowa State University
Province or State: IA
Postal Code: 50011
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-08