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NPP Multi-Biome: Global IBP Woodlands Data, 1955-1975, R1

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Data setNPP Multi-Biome: Global IBP Woodlands Data, 1955-1975, R1
Release date2013-07-12
ProjectNet Primary Productivity (NPP)
Time Period1955-01-01 to 1975-12-31


This data set provides four data files containing net primary productivity (NPP) data, edaphic characteristics, average climatic conditions, and basic descriptive and quantitative information on vegetation for 117 globally-distributed terrestrial forest sites. The data set was derived from the IBP (International Biological Programme) Woodlands Data Set of DeAngelis et al. (1981). The data were collected from the mid 1950s to the early 1970s and were compiled into an electronic data set at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to facilitate comparisons involving the diverse woodland ecosystems. One data file provides a complete synthesis of NPP, vegetation, edaphic, and climate data and data-source references for each of the 117 sites as published in DeAngelis et al. (1981) for a total of 5,887 records. The second file provides site location, biome, and selected forest productivity and soils data for the 117 sites. The third file provides summary climate data (temperature, precipitation, radiation, growing season length) for each site, and the fourth file provides forest type, investigator(s), and years of the study for each site. 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 archived in 1997 (DeAngelis, et al, 1997.)


Data set reference document


Deangelis, D.L., R.H. Gardner, and H.H. Shugart. 1997. NPP Multi-Biome: Global IBP Woodlands Data, 1955-1975, 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
wdlnd_3.txt 18.7 KB 1955-01-01 - 1975-12-31
wdlnd_2.txt 17.8 KB 1955-01-01 - 1975-12-31
woodland.txt 162.0 KB 1955-01-01 - 1975-12-31
wdlnd_1.txt 18.5 KB 1955-01-01 - 1975-12-31


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