BIGFOOT FIELD DATA FOR NORTH AMERICAN SITES, 1999-2003

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Originator: GOWER, S.T.KIRSCHBAUM, A.A.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: BIGFOOT FIELD DATA FOR NORTH AMERICAN SITES, 1999-2003
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Publication_Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
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The BigFoot project gathered field data for selected EOS Land Validation Sites in North America from 1999 to 2003. Data collected and derived for varying intervals at the BigFoot sites and archived with this data set include FPAR, nitrogen content, allometry equations, root biomass, LAI, tree biomass, soil respiration, NPP, landcover images, and vegetation inventories.Each site is representative of one or two distinct biomes, including the Arctic tundra; boreal evergreen needleleaf forest; temperate cropland, grassland, and deciduous broadleaf forest; desert grassland and shrubland. The project collected multi-year, in situ measurements of ecosystem structure and functional characteristics related to the terrestrial carbon cycle at the sites listed in Table 1. Companion files include documentation of measurement data, site and plot locations (Figure 2), and plot photographs for the SEVI and TUND sites (Figure 3).BigFoot Project Background: Reflectance data from MODIS, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer onboard NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites Terra and Aqua, was used to produce several science products including land cover, leaf area index (LAI), gross primary production (GPP), and net primary production (NPP). The overall goal of the BigFoot Project was to provide validation of these products. To do this, BigFoot combined ground measurements, additional high-resolution remote-sensing data, and ecosystem process models at six flux tower sites representing different biomes to evaluate the effects of the spatial and temporal patterns of ecosystem characteristics on MODIS products. BigFoot characterized up to a 7 x 7 km area (49 1-km MODIS pixels) surrounding the CO2 flux towers located at six of the nine BigFoot sites. The sampling design allowed the Project to examine scales and spatial patterns of these properties, the inter-annual variability and validity of MODIS products, and provided for a field-based ecological characterization of the flux tower footprint. BigFoot was funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990101
Ending_Date: 20031231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.613
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.25
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.2719
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.32
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > RESPIRATION RATE
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: BALANCE
Theme_Keyword: LICOR LEAF AREA METER
Theme_Keyword: QUADRATS
Theme_Keyword: IR CO2 ANALYZER > INFRARED CARBON DIOXIDE ANALYZER
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: BIGFOOT
Theme_Keyword: Npp
Theme_Keyword: Lai
Theme_Keyword: Sevi
Theme_Keyword: Fpar
Theme_Keyword: Konz
Theme_Keyword: Tund
Theme_Keyword: Nobs
Theme_Keyword: Agro
Theme_Keyword: Harv
Theme_Keyword: Modis
Theme_Keyword: Canada
Theme_Keyword: Alaksa
Theme_Keyword: Barrow
Theme_Keyword: Kansas
Theme_Keyword: Boreas
Theme_Keyword: Bigfoot
Theme_Keyword: Illinois
Theme_Keyword: Manitoba
Theme_Keyword: Cropland
Theme_Keyword: Bondville
Theme_Keyword: Landcover
Theme_Keyword: Allometry
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: New Mexico
Theme_Keyword: Validation
Theme_Keyword: Arctic Tundra
Theme_Keyword: Konza Prairie
Theme_Keyword: Boreal Forest
Theme_Keyword: Massachusetts
Theme_Keyword: Sevilleta Lter
Theme_Keyword: Desert Grassland
Theme_Keyword: Tallgrass Prairie
Theme_Keyword: Harvard Forest Lter
Theme_Keyword: Temperate Mixed Forest
Theme_Keyword: Temperate Needleleaf Forest
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
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Contact_Person: STITH T. GOWER
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address: Department of Forest Ecology and Management
Address: University of Wisconsin
Address: 1630 Linden Drive
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 262-0532
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 262-9922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: stgower@facstaff.wisc.edu
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Contact_Organization: ORNL_DAAC > THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)
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Address: ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-7447
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: uso@daac.ornl.gov
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BIGFOOT FIELD DATA FOR NORTH AMERICAN SITES, 1999-2003
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080627
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120719
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Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address: ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-7447
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