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AfSIS Climate Collection: Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture, 2014 Release
Entry ID: CIESIN_AfSIS_CLIMATE_ECV2014

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Summary
Abstract: The Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Climate Collection's Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture data set contains rasters with the following calculations: time series average, time series monthly averages, and annual averages. These Africa continent-wide rasters were created using the soil moisture data for the period 1978-2010 provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project. The rasters have a daily temporal resolution, a spatial resolution of 30 kilometers, and are updated
by AfSIS when observations are available and provided by ESA at http://www.esa-soilmoisture-cci.org.

The data are available in Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) from the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS).

Purpose: To serve a wide user community by providing soil moisture data for the continent of Africa that can be used to predict soil properties as well as for a range of other applications, including erosion and landslide risk.
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Description: Data in GeoTIFF format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -40.0   E: 60.0   W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS)
Dataset Title: AfSIS Climate Collection: Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture, 2014 Release
Dataset Release Date: 2014
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
Version: 2014.00
Data Presentation Form: raster
Online Resource: ftp://africagrids.net/30000m/ECVSM/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Use is authorized under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which only requires attribution of the source. The recommended citation for this data set is: Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS). 2014. AfSIS Climate Collection: Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Soil Moisture, 2014 Release. Palisades, NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. ftp://africagrids.net/30000m/ECVSM/. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Center for International Earth Science Information Network Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu
Dataset ID: CIESIN_AfSIS_CLIMATE_ECV2014

Data Center Personnel
Name: AFRICA SOIL INFORMATION SERVICE (AFSIS)
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: afsis.info at africasoils.net
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ONLINE FTP
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: 0
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: afsis.info at africasoils.net
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) (2014), AfSIS Climate Collection: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), January 2014 Release, 2014.01, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University, Palisades, NY, ftp://africagrids.net/30000m/TRMM3B42/

Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) (2013), AfSIS Climate Collection: WorldClim, 2013 Release, 2013.00, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University, Palisades, NY, ftp://africagrids.net/1000m/WorldClim/
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-10-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23


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