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SAFARI 2000 Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.)

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.)
Release date2002-04-25
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period1992-01-01 to 1993-12-31


This data set consists of a southern African subset of the 1-km Global Tree Cover Data Set developed at the Laboratory for Global Remote Sensing Studies (LGRSS) at the University of Maryland. Data are available in both ASCII GRID and binary image files formats.


Data set reference document


Defries, R.S., M.C. Hansen, J.R.G. Townshend, A.C. Janetos, and T.R. Loveland. 2002. SAFARI 2000 Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.). ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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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.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
broadleaf.dat.gz 7.4 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31 5.8 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
deciduous.dat.gz 8.2 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31 6.6 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
evergreen.dat.gz 5.0 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31 3.9 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
needleleaf.dat.gz 85.7 KB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31 39.0 KB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
treecover.dat.gz 7.8 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31 6.0 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31

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