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NPP Grassland: Lamto, Ivory Coast, 1965-1987, R1

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Data setNPP Grassland: Lamto, Ivory Coast, 1965-1987, R1
Release date2015-04-21
ProjectNet Primary Productivity (NPP)
Time Period1965-01-15 to 1990-12-31


This data set provides three data files in text format (.txt). One file contains monthly above-ground biomass measurements made in 1965 in a humid grass savanna at the Lamto Research Station, Cote Ivoire, Africa. The second file contains monthly above- and below-ground biomass measurements and calculations of carbon/nitrogen ratio of above-ground live and dead biomass and below-ground biomass from the same site for 1969-1987. The third file contains monthly and annual climate data for the study site for the period 1969-1990. Total net primary production (NPP) of the Loudetia simplex grass savanna was estimated at 2,150 g/m2/yr, of which 1,320 g/m2/yr (61%) was below-ground production. Normally 50-90% of above-ground grass biomass is burned annually, Revision Notes: Only the documentation for this data set has been modified. The data files have been checked for accuracy and are identical to those originally published in 1996.


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Menaut, J.C. 2015. NPP Grassland: Lamto, Ivory Coast, 1965-1987, R1. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Net Primary Productivity (NPP): NPP (net primary production) data from existing field measurements are being compiled for approximately 100 study sites covering several major world ecosystem types. These data are used by global change modelers to develop and validate models of vegetation-soil-atmosphere interactions within the global carbon cycle and to help calibrate remote sensing of vegetation worldwide

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
lmt_cli.txt 7.6 KB 1969-01-01 - 1990-12-31
lmt_npp.txt 9.0 KB 1969-04-15 - 1987-03-15
lmt2_npp.txt 1.5 KB 1965-01-15 - 1965-12-15


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