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Miombo Network CD-ROM

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Originator: Desanker, P.V., J.-I. Auge, P.G.H. Frost, J. Maso, and X. Pons
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Miombo Network CD-ROM
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Series_Name: Miombo Network CD-ROM
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Publication_Place: Spain and Virginia, USA
Publisher: IGBP LUCC and Miombo Network
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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"
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Beginning_Date: 19010101
Ending_Date: 19951231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 15.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -33.0
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Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INDICATOR SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INDICATOR SPECIES > REGIONAL INDICATOR SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: DEM > DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL
Theme_Keyword: NOAA POES > NOAA POLAR ORBITING ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: IGBP > INTERNATIONAL GEOSPHERE-BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME
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Theme_Keyword: START > GLOBAL CHANGE SYSTEM FOR ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND TRAINING, IGBP
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Theme_Keyword: Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Gis
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Theme_Keyword: Igbp-dis
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Land Use
Theme_Keyword: Lucc
Theme_Keyword: Miombo
Theme_Keyword: Start
Theme_Keyword: Rainfall Chemistry
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
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Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
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Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
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Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA
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Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PAUL V. DESANKER
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Global Environmental Change Program
Address: Department of Environmental Sciences
Address: University of Virginia
Address: Clark Hall
City: Charlottesville
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22903
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 804-924-3382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 804-982-2137
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: desanker@virginia.edu
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IGBP/LUCC > Land Use and Land Cover Change, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program
Contact_Person: JOSEP-IGNASI AUGE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: LUCC-IPO Information Officer
Address: Institut Cartografic de Catalunya
Address: Parc de Montjuic, s.n.
State_or_Province: BARCELONA
Postal_Code: E-08038
Country: SPAIN
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 34-3-4252900 Ext. 3264
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 34-3-4267442
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: iauge@icc.es
Distributor:
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Contact_Person: PAUL V. DESANKER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Global Environmental Change Program
Address: Department of Environmental Sciences
Address: University of Virginia
Address: Clark Hall
City: Charlottesville
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22903
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 804-924-3382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 804-982-2137
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: desanker@virginia.edu
Resource_Description: IGBP_MIOMBO
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: various
Transfer_Size: 650 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.uclouvain.be/geo
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.gecp.virginia.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
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http://www.uclouvain.be/geo
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LUCC Project Home Page; Miombo CD-ROM information
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.geo.ucl.ac.be/LUCC/data/miombo/intro.ht...
Access_Instructions:
Miombo introduction
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121017
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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