Project: SAFARI 2000Project: SAFARI 2000
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.
Data Set: SAFARI 2000 Micro-Pulse Lidar Cloud and Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000Data Set: SAFARI 2000 Micro-Pulse Lidar Cloud and Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000
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.
Detailed Documentation: Data Set Reference Document
Welton, J., J. Spinhirne, and J. Campbell. SAFARI 2000 Micro-Pulse Lidar Cloud and Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/715
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All Data Taken At Latitude: 23.59S To 25.50S, Longitude: 33.12E To 30.76E
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