Data Set Overview
|Data set||SAFARI 2000 Historical Fire Maps, Kruger National Park, 1992-2001|
|Project||SAFARI 2000 (S2K)|
|Time Period||1992-05-11 to 2001-03-31|
Kruger National Park (KNP) was established in 1898 to protect wildlife on nearly 2 million hectares of the South African Lowveld. Savanna fires are common in the South African Lowveld during the dry season. The two primary sources of fire ignition, historically and currently, are human activity and lightning. This data set contains a record of all fires observed in the Kruger National Park for each of the 10 fire years from 1992 to 2001. The data were compiled from various sources, including old fire records in hardcopy and vector form, as well as satellite imagery.
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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|
|knp_fire_maps_1992-2001.zip||1.3 MB||1992-05-11 - 2001-03-31|
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