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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Metadata Explorer
Entry ID: USDA_PECAD_METADATA_EXPLORER
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Summary
Abstract: The Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division (PECAD) of USDA's Foreign
Agricultural Service (FAS) is responsible for global crop condition assessments
and estimates of area, yield, and production for grains, oilseeds, and cotton.
The primary mission of PECAD is to produce the most objective and accurate
assessment of the global agricultural production outlook and the conditions
affecting food security in the world. Regional analysts use a Geographic
Information System (GIS) to collect market intelligence, and forecast reliable
global production numbers for grains, oil seeds and cotton.

The metadata explorer is a tool for searching and browsing of their GIS data
inventory. Users can search by geographic extent, content type, content theme
or keyword, or browse through all of the available metadata documents. With the
metadata you find to decide whether the data it describes fits your needs.

Data categories for searching include:

-Agricultural Regions
-Lakes and Reservoirs
-Land Cover
-Precipitation
-Snow
-Soil Moisture
-Temperature

Related URL
Link: GET RELATED DATA SET METADATA (DIF)
Description: USDA Crop Explorer: Global Crop Condition and Commodity Production Analysis
from the USDA/Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division (PECAD)
Service Citation
Originators: USDA Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division (PECAD)
Title: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Metadata Explorer
Provider: USDA/FAS
URL: http://www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/cropexplorer/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >IRRIGATION   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >FREEZING RAIN   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SLEET   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >PRECIPITATION INDICES >STANDARDIZED PRECIPITATION INDEX   [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS >SATELLITE SOIL MOISTURE INDEX   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
PLANNING CADASTRE
Service Provider
Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USDA PRODUCTION ESTIMATES AND CROP ASSESSMENT DIVISION
Phone: (202) 720-0888
Fax: (202) 720-8880
Email: pecad at fas.usda.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 6053, South Building Stop 1045
City: Washington D.C.
Postal Code: 20250
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
BOB BALDWIN
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1-202-720-1860
Fax: 1-202-720-1295
Email: bob.baldwin at usda.gov
Contact Address:
USDA
Foreign Agricultural Service
CMP-PECAD, MS 1045-S
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20250
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-02-10
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-11-17
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