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

Data Set Overview

Data setSAFARI 2000 Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.)
Release date2002-04-25
ProjectSouthern African Regional Science Initiative Project (SAFARI 2000)
Time period1992-01-01 to 1993-12-31

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Downloads1352007-12-202017-03-21963 total files downloaded


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 documentation


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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Data Files

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

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Data set has 2 companion files.

  • 0_readme.txt
  • glcftree_readme.pdf