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AfSIS MODIS Collection: Albedo, 2012 Release
Entry ID: CIESIN_AfSIS_MODIS_ALB2012_2012.00


Summary
Abstract: The Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Collection's Albedo data set contains rasters with the following calculations: time series average, time series standard deviation, and time series variance for white sky and black sky albedo. These Africa continent-wide calculations use surface reflectance data obtained by the National Aeronautics ... View entire text

Purpose: To serve a wide user community by providing albedo 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 MODIS Collection: Albedo, 2012 Release
Dataset Release Date: 2012-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
Version: 2012.00
Data Presentation Form: raster
Online Resource: ftp://africagrids.net/500m/MCD43A3/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-01
Stop Date: 2012-06-30
Location Keywords
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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). 2012. AfSIS MODIS Collection: Albedo, 2012 Release. Palisades, NY: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. ftp://africagrids.net/500m/MCD43A3/. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Center for International Earth Science Information Network Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu

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) (2012-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), AfSIS MODIS Collection: Land Cover Type, 2012 Release, 2012.00, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University, Palisades, NY, ftp://africagrids.net/500m/MCD12Q1/
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-10-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-08


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