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SAFARI 2000 Micro-Pulse Lidar Cloud and Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Micro-Pulse Lidar Cloud and Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000
Release date2004-06-28
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-08-16


Two Micro-Pulse Lidar (MPL) systems were deployed to Africa for the SAFARI 2000 experiment. One MPL was set up in Mongu, Zambia, and the other was set up in Skukuza, South Africa. The primary focus of MPL work during SAFARI was to study the vertical distribution and optical properties of smoke from biomass burning in the region.


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Welton, J., J. Spinhirne, and J. Campbell. SAFARI 2000 Micro-Pulse Lidar Cloud and Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/715
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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 SizeDates 912.5 KB 2000-08-16 - 2000-09-24 462.8 KB 2000-08-16 - 2000-09-24