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SAFARI 2000 Meteorological Tower Measurements, Kruger National Park, 2000-2002

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Meteorological Tower Measurements, Kruger National Park, 2000-2002
Release date2004-11-01
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-02-15 to 2002-12-31


An eddy covariance system mounted on a tower near the Skukuza Camp in Kruger National Park, South Africa, has been operating continuously since early 2000. Meteorological measurements started in February 2000, and the first flux measurements were made in April 2000. The site is unique in that the micrometeorological instruments are positioned on a tower located between two distinct savanna types, a broad-leafed Combretum savanna and a fine-leafed Acacia savanna. Measurements on the main eddy covariance tower include net ecosystem exchange of CO2, water, and energy, and measurements of a range of meteorological variables with 30-minute averaging period.


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Hanan, N.P., R.J. Scholes, and M. Coughenour. 2004. SAFARI 2000 Meteorological Tower Measurements, Kruger National Park, 2000-2002. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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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.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 995.5 KB 2000-02-15 - 2002-12-31

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