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African 6K Land Surface Conditions

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Hoelzmann, Jolly, Harrison, Laarif, Bonnefille, Pachur
Publication_Date: March 1998
Title: African 6K Land Surface Conditions
Edition: May 2000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Data Contribution
Issue_Identification: 98-012
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: WDC Paleoclimatology, NOAA/NCDC
Other_Citation_Details:
NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online_Linkage: ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pollen/africa6k
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset describes land surface conditions at 6000 years B.P. on a 1 degree x 1 degree grid across northern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It includes information on the percentage in each grid cell occupied by specific vegetation types (steppe, savanna, xerophytic wood/scrub, tropical deciduous forest, and tropical montane evergreen forest), open lakes, and wetlands, plus information on the flow direction of major drainage channels. The data is available via ftp: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pollen/africa6k Additional paleoenvironmental data is available from: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleoveg.html
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Hoelzmann, P., D. Jolly, S.P. Harrison, F. Laarif, R. Bonnefille, and H.-J. Pachur. 1998. "Mid-Holocene land-surface conditions in northern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula: A data set for the analysis of biogeophysical feedbacks in the climate system", Global Biogeochem. Cycles., Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 35-52.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -17.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > MONTANE HABITATS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SAVANNAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > DECIDUOUS VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > POLLEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > PALEOVEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > POLLEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS > VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: IGBP > INTERNATIONAL GEOSPHERE-BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME
Theme_Keyword: PAGES > PAST GLOBAL CHANGES, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: BIOME 6000 > GLOBAL PALEOVEGETATION MAPPING PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: Arabian Peninsula
Theme_Keyword: Igbp
Theme_Keyword: Land Surface
Theme_Keyword: Pages
Theme_Keyword: Paleoclimatology
Theme_Keyword: Paleoenvironment
Theme_Keyword: Wdc
Theme_Keyword: Biomes
Theme_Keyword: Land Surface Reconstruction
Theme_Keyword: Climate Reconstruction
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Theme_Keyword: GERMAN
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST > ARABIAN PENINSULA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Please properly cite this data set.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PHILLIP HOELZMANN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Free University of Berlin
Address: Department of Geosciences
Address: Altensteinstrasse 19
City: Berlin
Postal_Code: 14195
Country: Germany
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 49 30 838 4983
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 49 30 838 6263
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: phoe@zedat.fu-berlin.de
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Contact_Person: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Address: NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
Address: 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80303
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paleo@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOAA_NGDC_PALEO_AFRICA6K
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ascii tables, spreadsheet files
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/biome6000.html
Access_Instructions:
Access to Africa 6K data and other Biome 6000 data sets
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/pollen/afri...
Access_Instructions:
Online documentation for Africa 6K data
Fees: Free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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