Africa Real Time Environmental Monitoring Information System (ARTEMIS)
Entry ID: CIESIN0122

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Summary
Abstract: The "Africa Real Time Environmental Monitoring Information
System (ARTEMIS)" is part of the FAO's use of satellite remote
sensing techniques to improve the surveillance and forecasting
capabilities of its Global Information and Early Warning System
(GIEWS). ARTEMIS was developed as a result of close technical
cooperation between the FAO and the NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center, the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, and the
National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands. Since August
1988, the ARTEMIS system has been delivering the following
products on a routine basis: ten-day and monthly cold cloud
duration maps for the continent of Africa and the Near East
(resolution 7.6 km); ten-day and monthly estimated rainfall maps
for the Southern Sahara, the Sahel, Sudan, and the tropical
countries of West Africa (resolution 7.6 km); ten-day and
monthly composite vegetation index maps for Africa, and the Near
East.

In addition to these databases, ARTEMIS contains a ten-year
vegetation index archive on a ten-day and monthly basis,
developed jointly by NASA GSFC and the FAO Remote Sensing
Centre. This archive allows for early assessment of current crop
growing conditions by comparison with known situations in the
past.
LANGUAGE:

English
ACCESS/AVAILABILITY:

ARTEMIS data products are available in photographic and digital
formats. Analyzed infomation is communicated in bulletins and
publications of Global Information and Early Warning System
(GIEWS) and Emergency Centre for Locust Operations (ECLO) of FAO.

For making ARTEMIS data available in a timely manner to users,
more and more use is currently being made of electronic mail.

Related URL
Link: GET RELATED DATA SET METADATA (DIF)


Geographic Coverage
 N: 40.0 S: -35.0  E: 60.0  W: -20.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1km
Longitude Resolution: 1km
Temporal Resolution: 10 days


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY >CLOUD COVER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN >RAINFALL    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
ARTEMIS >UN/FAO Africa Real Time Environmental Monitoring Using Imaging Satellites    [Information]


Keywords
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
CLOUD COVER
FOOD
LAND AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
LOCUSTS
RAINFALL
VEGETATION


Originating Center
FAO


Data Center
METART, Environment, Sustainable Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://metart.fao.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: JELLE U. HIELKEMA
Phone: +39 06 57055589
Fax: +39 06 57053369
Email: Jelle.Hielkema at fao.org
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Environment and Natural Resources Service (SDRN)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Italy


Personnel
JELLE U. HIELKEMA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 57055589
Fax: +39 06 57053369
Email: Jelle.Hielkema at fao.org
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Environment and Natural Resources Service (SDRN)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Italy


ARTEMIS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 57051
Fax: +39 06 57053369
Email: Artemis at fao.org
Contact Address:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Environment and Natural Resources Service (SDRN)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Italy


Publications/References
SOURCE REFERENCES:

Hielkema, Jelle U. (n.d.) Operational Environmental Satellite
Remote Sensing for Food Security and Locust Control by FAO: The
ARTEMIS and DIANA Systems. Rome, Italy : Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-06-04

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