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The Miombo (Africa) Network Land Use/Land Cover CD-ROM from the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP)
Entry ID: IGBP_MIOMBO


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Summary
Abstract: The Miombo Woodlands system is taken to include all those Southern and
Central African ecosystems which occur under a hot, subhumid,
seasonally-wet climate on soils derived from acid crystalline
geologies. The components of this system include woodlands on
well-drained soils, and hydromorphic grasslands (called dambos) in
drainage lines. Miombo occupy about 5 million square km, and support
about 100 million people with food, fuel, building materials,
medicines and water.

The Miombo comprises ecosystems in seasonal tropical regions. Miombo
woodland is the dominant vegetation type of the Central African
plateau, extending from Tanzania and the democratic Republic of Congo
(formaly Zaire), through Zambia, Malawi and eastern Angola, to
Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Human activities have affected the dynamics
of the miombo: converting woodland to cultivated land; harvesting for
wood and fuel; burning and grazing by livestock. In order to
understand how ecological and social processes change as land use is
intensified, the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP)
initiated the Miombo Network. The Miombo Network is an activity of the
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change
(IHDP), IGBP Land Use and Land Cover Change (LUCC) core project, the IGBP
System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), and the World
Climate Research Program (WCRP).

The Miombo CD-ROM project has made many widely available datasets for
the Southern African region on one medium for the research
community. All datasets are standardized in terms of geographical
projection and coordinates. Data visulaization tools were added to the
CD-ROM. Primary datasets include digital elevation models,
hydrological data, administrative boundaries, daily and monthly
climate datasets, vegetation data, ecological parameters, land cover,
land use, population data, socio-economic indicators and emissions
data.


Digital Elevation Models
- Africa 30 arc second DEM (USGS)
- TerrainBase and Global Depth (NOAA/NGDC)
- HYDRO 1K Elevation Derivative Database (USGS)


Administrative Boundaries:
- Africa Administrative Boundaries (ADDS)
- Africa Boundaries Database II (UNEP)

Daily, Monthly and Annual Climate Datasets
- Global Daily Summary, 1977-1991 (NOAA/NCDC)
- African Weather Data, 1987-1995 (NOAA)
- Nicholson Rainfall, 1901-1975 (NCAR)
- Global Historical Climatology Network (NOAA/NCDC)
- CLIMATE data base of monthly normals for globally gridded climatic
variables (Potsdam, Germany)


Vegetation
- World Ecosystems by Carbon Vegetation (CDIAC)
- Potential Biomass, Live Biomass, Amount of Land Biomass (CDIAC)
- The Vegetation of Africa (UNESCO)


Land Use
- Matthews GISS Global vegetation, Land Use, and Albedo (NASA/GISS)
- IGBP 1km Land Cover Product, 1997 (IGBP)
- Cropland Use Intensity from the Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS/FEWS)
- Tropical Africa: Land Use (CDIAC)
- AVHRR NDVI, 4/1992-3/1993 (USGS)


Population
- African Population Database (USGS)
- Digital Chart of Urbanized Areas, 1997 (USGS)
- Africa Population (CDIAC)

Country-Wide Datatsets
- World Bank Indicator, 1997 (World Bank)
- Global, Regional, and National CO2 Emission Estimates from Fossil
Fuel Burning, Cement Production, and Gas Flaring, 1751-1998 (CDIAC)

Documents and reports are also included on the CD-ROM.

The Miombo CD-ROM was developed with the support of The International
Geosphere Biosphere Program data and Information System (IGBP-DIS);
the Institut Cartografic de Catalunya (ICC), Spain; The International
Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP);
International START Secretariat; NASA LCLUC Program; and the Global
Environmental Change Program (GECP), University of Virginia.

New data will be added to the Miombo Web pages as they become available.

LUCC International Project Office
"http://www.geo.ucl.ac.be/LUCC/lucc.html"

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: LUCC Project Home Page; Miombo CD-ROM information


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Miombo introduction


Geographic Coverage
 N: 15.0 S: -33.0  E: 49.0  W: -15.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Desanker, P.V., J.-I. Auge, P.G.H. Frost, J. Maso, and X. Pons
Dataset Title: Miombo Network CD-ROM
Dataset Series Name: Miombo Network CD-ROM
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Spain and Virginia, USA
Dataset Publisher: IGBP LUCC and Miombo Network


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1901-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MALAWI
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MOZAMBIQUE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > TANZANIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZAMBIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZIMBABWE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPOTRANSPIRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CARBON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION INDEX    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >FOSSIL FUEL BURNING    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >GAS FLARING    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >ALBEDO    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INDICATOR SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INDICATOR SPECIES >REGIONAL INDICATOR SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
DEM >Digital Elevation Model    [Information]
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]


Project
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
IGBP-DIS >International Geosphere-Biosphere Program Data and Information System    [Information]
IHDP >International Human Dimensions Programme    [Information]
LUCC >Land Use and Land Cover Change, IGBP    [Information]
START >Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training, IGBP    [Information]


Keywords
DEM
ECOSYSTEMS
GIS
IGBP
IGBP-DIS
LAND COVER
LAND USE
LUCC
MIOMBO
START
Rainfall chemistry
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
LUCC


Data Center
Land Use and Land Cover Change, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.uclouvain.be/geo

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOSEP-IGNASI AUGE
Phone: 34-3-4252900 Ext. 3264
Fax: 34-3-4267442
Email: iauge at icc.es
Contact Address:
LUCC-IPO Information Officer
Institut Cartografic de Catalunya
Parc de Montjuic, s.n.
Province or State: BARCELONA
Postal Code: E-08038
Country: SPAIN


Global Environmental Change Program, Department of Environmental Science, University of Virginia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.gecp.virginia.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PAUL V. DESANKER
Phone: 804-924-3382
Fax: 804-982-2137
Email: desanker at virginia.edu
Contact Address:
Global Environmental Change Program
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Clark Hall
City: Charlottesville
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22903
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Size: 650 MB
Distribution_Format: various
Fees: none


Personnel
JOSEP-IGNASI AUGE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 34-3-4252900 Ext. 3264
Fax: 34-3-4267442
Email: iauge at icc.es
Contact Address:
LUCC-IPO Information Officer
Institut Cartografic de Catalunya
Parc de Montjuic, s.n.
Province or State: BARCELONA
Postal Code: E-08038
Country: SPAIN


PAUL V. DESANKER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 804-924-3382
Fax: 804-982-2137
Email: desanker at virginia.edu
Contact Address:
Global Environmental Change Program
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Clark Hall
City: Charlottesville
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22903
Country: USA


PETER G.H. FROST
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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


JOAN MASO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 34-3-5811312
Fax: 34-3-5811312
Email: ifel at uab.es
Contact Address:
Centre de Recerca Ecologica i Aplicaciuons Foresals (CREAF)
Edifici C, Facultat de Ciencies
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
City: Bellaterra
Province or State: Barcelona
Postal Code: E08193
Country: Spain


XAVIER PONS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 34-3-5811312
Fax: 34-3-5811312
Email: ifel at uab.es
Contact Address:
Centre de Recerca Ecologica i Aplicaciuons Foresals (CREAF)
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Edifici C, Facultat de Ciencies
City: Bellaterra
Province or State: Barcelona
Postal Code: E08193
Country: SPAIN



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-17


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