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1. WISSARD Hot Water Drill System design and overall description [Hot_Water_Drill_Systems_NSF_PLR_1146554]
A new, clean, hot-water drill system (HWDS) was developed by the ANDRILL Science Management Office, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for use in the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling ...


2. PRE-LBA AMAZONIAN REGION MICROMETEOROLOGICAL EXPERIMENT (ARME) DATA [PRE-LBA_ARME]
The Amazonian Region Micrometeorological Experiment (ARME) data contain micrometeorological data (climate, interception of precipitation, mircometeorology and soil moisture) on the elements of the ...


3. EOS Land Validation Core Site: Mongu, Zambia, Africa [LANDVAL_MONGU]
The EOS Land Validation Core Sites are intended as a focus for land product validation over a range of biome types. These sites will provide a focus for satellite, aircraft, and ground data collection ...


4. EOS Land Validation Core Site: Skukuza, Kruger NP, Republic of South Africa [LANDVAL_SKUKUZA]
The EOS Land Validation Core Sites are intended as a focus for land product validation over a range of biome types. These sites will provide a focus for satellite, aircraft, and ground data collection ...


5. Environmental Atlas of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin [USGS_OFR_2002_206]
The story of Lake Pontchartrain and its surrounding Basin is a fascinating saga. Created at the end of the last Ice Age, this estuary is much more than just a magnificent natural resource. It has ...


6. ISLSCP II CONTINUOUS FIELDS OF VEGETATION COVER, 1992-1993 [ISLSCP2_CONTVEG]
The objective of this study was to derive continuous fields of vegetation cover from multi-temporal Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data using all available bands and derived Normalized ...


7. ISLSCP II EARTH RADIATION BUDGET EXPERIMENT (ERBE) MONTHLY ALBEDO, 1986-1990 [ISCLSCP_II_ERBE_ALBEDO]
The goals of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) are (1) to understand the radiation balance between the Sun, Earth, atmosphere, and space and (2) to establish an accurate, long-term baseline ...


8. ISLSCP II FASIR-ADJUSTED NDVI, 1982-1998 [ISLSCP_II_FASIR_NDVI]
The Fourier-Adjusted, Sensor and Solar zenith angle corrected, Interpolated, Reconstructed (FASIR) adjusted Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data sets were generated to provide a 17-year, ...


9. ISLSCP II GIMMS MONTHLY NDVI, 1981-2002 [ISLSCP_II_GIMMS_NDVI]
The Global Inventory Modelling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data sets were generated to provide a 22-year satellite record of monthly changes in terrestrial ...


10. ISLSCP II HISTORICAL CROPLANDS COVER, 1700-1992 [ISLSCP_II_HCROPLAND]
The Historical Croplands Cover data set was developed to understand the consequences of historical changes in land use and land cover for ecosystem goods and services. In particular, this data set ...


11. ISLSCP II HISTORICAL LAND COVER AND LAND USE, 1700-1990 [ISLSCP_II_HLANDCOVER]
The Historical Land Cover and Land Use data set was developed to provide the global change community with historical land use estimates. The data set describes historical land use changes over a 300-year ...


12. ISLSCP II IGBP DISCOVER AND SIB LAND COVER, 1992-1993 [ISLSCP2_IDSLC]
This data set describes the geographic distributions of 17 classes of land cover based on the International Geosphere-Biosphere DISCover land cover legend (Loveland and Belward 1997) and the 15 classes ...


13. ISLSCP II LEAF AREA INDEX (LAI) FROM FIELD MEASUREMENTS, 1932-2000 [ISLSCP_II_ORNL_LAI]
Leaf Area Index (LAI) data from the scientific literature, covering the period from 1932-2000, have been compiled at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) ...


14. ISLSCP II MODIS (COLLECTION 4) ALBEDO, 2002 [ISLSCP_II_MODIS_ALBEDO_2002]
The MODIS BRDF/Albedo Product (MOD43B) provides measures of clear sky surface albedo every 16 days. Both white-sky albedo (bihemispherical reflectance) and black-sky albedo (directional hemispherical ...


15. ISLSCP II MODIS (COLLECTION 4) IGPB LAND COVER, 2000-2001 [ISLSCP_II_MODISLC]
The objective of the MODIS Land Cover Product is to provide a suite of land cover types useful to global system science modelers by exploiting the information content of MODIS data in the spectral, ...


16. ISLSCP II MONTHLY SNOW-FREE ALBEDO, 1982-1998, AND BACKGROUND SOIL REFLECTANCE [ISLSCPII_SNOWFREE_ALBEDO]
This data set contains monthly average snow-free surface shortwave albedo calculated for the period 1982-1998 and estimates of background soil/litter reflectances in the visible (0.4-0.7 ??m) and ...


17. ISLSCP II NOAA 5-YEAR AVERAGE MONTHLY SNOW-FREE ALBEDO FROM AVHRR [ISLSCP_II_NOAA_ALBEDO_5yr]
The objective of this work was to produce a monthly climatology of broadband surface albedos for use in global numerical weather prediction models at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction ...


18. ISLSCP II POTENTIAL NATURAL VEGETATION COVER [ISLSCP_II_POT_VEG]
This data set was developed to describe the state of the global land cover in terms of 15 major vegetation types, plus water, before alteration by humans. It forms a complement to the historical croplands ...


19. ISLSCP II UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL LAND COVER CLASSIFICATIONS, 1992-1993 [ISLSCP_II_UMD_LC]
The objective of this study was to create a land cover map derived from 1 kilometer AVHRR data using all available bands and derived Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and a full year of ...


20. NASA Land Information System (LIS) Data Sets [NASA_LIS_DATA]
The Land Information System (LIS) provides collection of sample data for demonstration of LIS code. The original source of each data set is given whenever possible. LIS does not endorse the validity, ...


21. PROVE LAND COVER AND LEAF AREA OF JORNADA EXPERIMENTAL RANGE, NEW MEXICO, 1997 [prove_landcover_lai]
Field measurement of shrubland ecological properties is important for both site monitoring and validation of remote-sensing information. During the NASA Earth Observing System Prototype Validation ...


22. SNEP Digital Spatial Data Catalog: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project [CEIC_SNEP]
The Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP) is an assessment of the Sierra Nevada ecoregion which was requested by Congress in 1992. Along with a scientific review of late-successional ...


23. SNF FOREST COVER BY SPECIES/STRATA [SNF_SITECOMP]
The purpose of the SNF study was to improve our understanding of the relationship between remotely sensed observations and important biophysical parameters in the boreal forest. A key element of the ...


24. Status of the Sierra Nevada: The Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project [USGS-DDS-43]
This publication consists of the online version of a CD-ROM publication, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-43. The data for this publication total 175 MB on the CD-ROM and 167 MB for ...


25. The Miombo (Africa) Network Land Use/Land Cover CD-ROM from the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) [IGBP_MIOMBO]
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 ...


26. Return of the megaherbs: plant colonisation of derelict ANARE station buildings on sub-Antarctic Heard Island [ASAC_1187_megaherbs]
From the abstract of the referenced paper: Buildings were constructed and artefacts left behind on sub-Antarctic Heard Island, associated with Antarctic research expeditions since 1926. ...


27. The potential and actual threats of introduced organisms to sub-Antarctic islands - do subantarctic expeditions pose a risk for the introduction of alien species? [ASAC_1187_Aliens]   PARENT DIF
The main objective for this study was to establish whether subantarctic expeditions pose a risk for the introduction of alien species. Our main focus was the examination of the logistic operations ...


28. FRONTS 92 Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_FRONTS92]
The Fronts 92 field experiment took place in the Eastern North Atlantic with the objective to study the dynamics of frontal systems in the region. ...


29. ARM-1997 SGP IOP Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_ARM97IOP]
The Summer 1997 SCM IOP was scheduled with the SGP97 Campaign. With additional NASA funding, the IOP was extended so that the total IOP covered 30 days. This IOP was been chosen for a model intercomparison ...


30. Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_ASTEX]
The Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) took place from 1 June through 25 June 1992 off the northwest coast of Africa near the Azores, Madeira and Canary Island groups. ...


31. DYCOMS-II Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_DYCOMS2]
The Dynamics and Chemistry of Marine Stratocumulus (DYCOMS-II) is the name given to a field campaign which proposes to collect data for the purposes of testing large-eddy simulations of ...


32. EUCREX-94 Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_EUCREX94]
The EUCREX-94 case study presents data from 5 April 1994 to 30 April 1994 and covers a region from 45N to 55N latitude and from 15W to 0 longitude. The data for this experiment ...


33. FIRE I Cirrus Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_FIRECIRRUS]
FIRE I Cirrus took place from 13 October through 2 December 1986 in the upper midwest USA centered on Madison, Wisconsin. The experiment area extended from about 30N to 55N latitude and ...


34. FIRE II Cirrus Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_FIRE-IICIRRUS]
FIRE II Cirrus took place from 13 November through 7 December 1991 in the central USA, centered on Kansas. The experiment area extended from about 20N to 50N latitude and from 75W to 125W ...


35. FIRE Marine Stratus Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_FIREMS]
FIRE Marine Stratus took place from 30 June through 19 July 1987 off the southwest coast of California . The experiment area extended from about 25N to 50N latitude and from ...


36. Fronts and Atlantic Storm-Track EXperiment (FASTEX) Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_FASTEX]
The Fronts and Atlantic Storm-Track EXperiment (FASTEX) field experiment took place in January and February 1997 and studied midaltitude storms in the Eastern North Atlantic region. This ...


37. Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_GALE]
The Genesis of Atlantic Lows Experiment (GALE) was conducted over the eastern U.S. from 15 January through 15 March 1986 (Dirks, R.A., J.P. Kuettner and J.A. Moore, 1988, Bull. Amer. Meteor. ...


38. Global Tropospheric Experiment (GTE/TRACE-A) Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_GTETRACEA]
An aircraft campaign was conducted from 21 September through 24 October 1992 as the NASA Global Tropospheric Experiment - Transport and Atmospheric Chemistry near the Equator-Atlantic (GTE/TRACE-A) ...


39. Hyperspectral Signatures (400 to 2500 nm) of Soils, Vegetation, Minerals, and Rocks [ETF_USATEC_HYPERSPEC]
This data set consists of reflectance and spectral measurements of natural and man-made materials. The measurements were done in a laboratory from a tripod with a EG&G 550 radiometer and a GER IRIS ...


40. ICE-89 Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_ICE89]
The ICE-89 case study presents data from 15 Sep 1989 to 25 Oct 1989 and covers a region from 50N to 60N latitude and from 5W to 10E longitude. The data for this experiment ...


41. Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_SHEBA]
The Surface Heat Budget in the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) is a coordinated project to investigate the role of arctic climate in global change. The primary goals of SHEBA are: 1. ...


42. The whole Hapex-Sahel experience data [HAPEX-DATA]
HAPEX-Sahel: the Hydrology-Atmosphere Pilot Experiment in the Sahel, 1990-1992. (The following text is an extract of : Geographical, biological and remote sensing aspects of the Hydrologic Atmospheric ...


43. Thermal Infrared Reflectance Spectra of Soils, Rocks, Minerals, and Man-made Materials [ETF_USATEC_THERMIR]
The variables in this data set are reflectance and wavelength with the purpose of measuring the percent of reflectance in micrometers. The measurements were done in the laboratory with a Nicolet Model ...


44. Winter Icing and Storms Project (WISP) Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_WISP]
The Winter Icing and Storms Project (WISP) field studies were conducted in the Colorado Front Range area over a period of two years. The main goals of this project are to study ...


45. Field measurements of temperature, moisture and photosynthetic activity in three species of moss at Casey over a two week period in January 2003 [ASAC_1313_Moss_Field_Measurements]
Samples were collected at ASPA 135, at the melt lake, northeast side. This metadata record provides data collected during 2002/3 at Casey. Temperature sensors (i-buttons) were inserted into moss ...


46. LBA-ECO LC-23 VEGETATION FIRE DATA, RORAIMA , BRAZIL: 2003 [LC23_VFD_2003]
The ASTER high resolution satellite data are available for visible-near infrared (15m resolution), short wave infrared (30m), and thermal infrared (90m) bands. Two sets of imagery were collected over ...


47. SAFARI 2000 SOIL PROPERTIES, MOISTURE, AND TEMP., SKUKUZA AND MONGU, 1999-2001 [s2k_mongu_soil_prop]
Soil moisture and temperature profile sensors were deployed at flux tower sites in Mongu, Zambia and Skukuza, South Africa. In addition, thermal infrared sensors were deployed to monitor surface temperature ...


48. TOGA/COARE Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_TOGACOARE]
The TOGA/COARE experiment took place from 1 November 1992 through 28 February 1993 and involved 12 ships, 34 island stations and numerous aircraft campaigns by 7 aircraft, as well as greatly ...


49. ARM-1994 SGP IOP Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_ARM94IOP]
During the August 1994 Southern Great Plains IOP Field Compaign, special launches were made in support of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-scale ...


50. ARM-2000 SGP IOP Model Forcing and Data for the GEWEX Cloud System Study Data Integration for Model Evaluation (GCSS-DIME) [GISS_GCSS-DIME_ARM00IOP]
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program conducted a Cloud Intensive Operational Period (IOP) in March 2000 that was the first-ever effort to document the 3-dimensional cloud ...


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