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SAFARI 2000 VEGETATION STRUCTURE OF KATABA FOREST, ZAMBIA, WET SEASON 2000

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Citation_Information:
Originator: FROST, P.G.H.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: SAFARI 2000 VEGETATION STRUCTURE OF KATABA FOREST, ZAMBIA, WET SEASON 2000
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Online Files
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
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Online_Linkage: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/#fq=fileID:795
Description:
Abstract:
Tree basal area, percent tree canopy cover, and proportional contribution of main species to canopy cover were measured at 60 sampling points at 50 m intervals along six transects in the vicinity of the MODIS validation site tower in Kataba Forest, near Mongu, Zambia, in late February to early March 2000 as part of the SAFARI 2000 Wet Season Campaign. The aim of the study was to provide a broad description of the tree canopy layer around the tower.Tree and shrub species composition was recorded for each grid and measurements of canopy cover (% and rank) and frequency of occurrence (%) were made. Basal area was estimated at each grid site in a single 360 degree sweep using a basal area prism. Four estimates of canopy cover, oriented north, south, east, and west around the sample point, were taken at each grid site using a spherical densiometer and the data were averaged to give a single value for each grid. Only the canopies of trees and shrubs above 1.5m height were measured.The data are stored in an ASCII file, in csv format. The file lists all tree and shrub species recorded and provides the proportional contribution of these species to canopy cover in each grid. Total tree basal area (m2 ha-1) and overall tree canopy cover (%) in each grid is also provided. The companion file provides additional vegetation data, graphics, long-term meteorological data, a discussion of the study results, and photographs of the study site.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000215
Ending_Date: 20000315
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: 23.2533
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.2533
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.4383
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.4383
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Theme:
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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 > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: DENSIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: SAFARI 2000 > THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGIONAL SCIENCE INITIATIVE PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Mongu
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Shrubs
Theme_Keyword: Dambos
Theme_Keyword: Forests
Theme_Keyword: Basal Area
Theme_Keyword: Grasslands
Theme_Keyword: Safari 2000
Theme_Keyword: Tree Canopy
Theme_Keyword: Tree Species
Theme_Keyword: Canopy Cover
Theme_Keyword: Kataba Forest
Theme_Keyword: Kalahari Sands
Theme_Keyword: Miombo Woodlands
Theme_Keyword: Kalahari Woodlands
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Structure
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Composition
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZAMBIA
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PETER G.H. FROST
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Institute of Environmental Studies
Address: University of Zimbabwe
Address: P.O. Box MP 167
Address: Mount Pleasant
City: Harare
Country: Zimbabwe
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 263-4-302603
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 263-4-303211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 263-4-332857
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pfrost@zimbix.uz.zw
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ORNL_DAAC > THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)
Contact_Person: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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
Resource_Description: 795
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http://daac.ornl.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/dsviewer.pl?ds_id=795...
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http://daac.ornl.gov//S2K/guides/mongu_veg_structu...
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SAFARI 2000 VEGETATION STRUCTURE OF KATABA FOREST, ZAMBIA, WET SEASON 2000
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050601
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120521
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
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
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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