SAFARI 2000 WETLANDS DATA SET, 1-DEG (MATTHEWS AND FUNG)
Entry ID: s2k_gisswetlands

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Summary
Abstract: This database, compiled by Matthews and Fung (1987), provides information on the distribution and environmental characteristics of natural wetlands. The database was developed to evaluate the role of wetlands in the annual emission of methane from terrestrial sources. The original data consists of five global 1-degree latitude by 1-degree longitude arrays. The subset retains all five arrays at the 1-degree resolution but only for the area of interest. The arrays are (1) wetland data source, (2) wetland type, (3) fractional inundation, (4) vegetation type, and (5) soil type. The data subsets are in both ASCII GRID and binary image file formats. The data base is the result of the integration of three independent digital sources: (1) vegetation classified according to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) system (Matthews, 1983), (2) soil properties from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) soil maps (Zobler, 1986), and (3) fractional inundation in each 1-degree cell compiled from a global map survey of Operational Navigation Charts (ONC). With vegetation, soil, and inundation characteristics of each wetland site identified, the data base has been used for a coherent and systematic estimate of methane emissions from wetlands and for an analysis of the causes for uncertainties in the emission estimate. The complete global data base is available from NASA/GISS [http://www.giss.nasa.gov] and NCAR data set ds765.5 [http://www.ncar.ucar.edu]; the global vegetation types data are available from ORNL DAAC [http://www.daac.ornl.gov]. More information can be found at: ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/safari2k/vegetation_wetlands/giss_wetlands/comp/matt_fung_readme.pdf

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Description: SAFARI 2000 WETLANDS DATA SET, 1-DEG (MATTHEWS AND FUNG)


Geographic Coverage
 N: 5.0 S: -35.0  E: 60.0  W: 5.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FUNG, I.MATTHEWS, E.
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 WETLANDS DATA SET, 1-DEG (MATTHEWS AND FUNG)
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/632
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=632&term2attribut...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1971-01-01
Stop Date: 1982-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >INUNDATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
MAPS    [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
FAO
ONC
ZOBLER
UNESCO
METHANE
WETLANDS
INUNDATON
SAFARI 2000


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: 632

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
INEZ FUNG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ifung at berkeley.edu


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: 2002-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-08

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