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SAFARI 2000 Wetlands Data Set, 1-Deg (Matthews and Fung)

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Wetlands Data Set, 1-Deg (Matthews and Fung)
Release date2002-04-01
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)


This database provides information on the distribution and environmental characteristics of natural wetlands. The database was developed to evaluate the role of wetlands in the annual emission of methane from terrestrial sources. The original data consists of five global 1-degree latitude by 1-degree longitude arrays. The subset retains all five arrays at the 1-degree resolution but only for the area of interest. The arrays are (1) wetland data source, (2) wetland type, (3) fractional inundation, (4) vegetation type, and (5) soil type.

Data set documentation

Data set reference document


Matthews, E., and I. Fung. 2002. SAFARI 2000 Wetlands Data Set, 1-Deg (Matthews and Fung). Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/632
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SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

Project data set list for SAFARI 2000 (S2K).

Companion Files

  • 0_readme.txt
  • 0_nasa_tm_4153.pdf
  • matt_fung_readme.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
giss_wetlands.tar.gz 2.7 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file1.dat 5.8 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file1.img 2.2 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file2.dat 5.9 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file2.img 2.2 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file3.dat 5.9 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file3.img 2.2 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file4.dat 6.1 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file4.img 2.2 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file5.dat 6.0 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
gisswet_file5.img 2.2 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01