Data Set Overview
|Data set||SAFARI 2000 Soil Types, 0.5-Deg Grid (Modified Zobler)|
|Project||SAFARI 2000 (S2K)|
|Time Period||1974-01-01 to 1981-12-31|
A SAFARI 2000 data set of soil types is available at 0.5-degree latitude by 0.5-degree longitude resolution. There are 106 soil units, based on Zobler's (1986) assessment of the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World. This data set is a conversion of the Zobler 1-degree resolution version to a 0.5-degree resolution. The resolution of the data set was not actually increased. Rather, the 1-degree squares were divided into four 0.5-degree squares with the necessary adjustment of continental boundaries and islands.
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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).
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|Data File (Granule)||File Size||Dates|
|s_contcode.dat||17.8 KB||1974-01-01 - 1981-12-31|
|s_soil_type.dat||31.1 KB||1974-01-01 - 1981-12-31|
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