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SAFARI 2000 Leaf Area Index and Canopy Structure, Kalahari Transect, 1999-2000

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Leaf Area Index and Canopy Structure, Kalahari Transect, 1999-2000
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/771
Release date2005-02-07
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period1999-08-10 to 2000-12-19

Description

Data from the Tracing Radiation and Architecture of Canopies (TRAC) instrument were collected at five sites along the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Kalahari Transect, including Mongu in Zambia and Pandamatenga, Maun, Okwa River Crossing, and Tshane in Botswana, during the 2000 wet season field campaign (March-April) of SAFARI 2000. At the Mongu site, TRAC measurements began in August of 1999 and continued beyond the 2000 wet season field campaign, about every month for the rest of 2000. The TRAC instrument contains pyranometers that are sensitive to photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) at 400-700 nm. The TRAC measures the PAR flux transmitted through the overstory canopy continuously at 32 Hz. The parameters derived from the TRAC instrument include estimates of plant or leaf area index (PAI, LAI), overstory gap fraction, and clumping index.

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Citation

Privette, J.L., and M.M. Mukelabai. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Leaf Area Index and Canopy Structure, Kalahari Transect, 1999-2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/771
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Project

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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  • GPS_Coords_transect_endpts.txt
  • kt_lai_trac_readme.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
kt_lai_trac_2000.zip 9.8 KB 1999-08-10 - 2000-12-19
mongu_lai_trac_2000.zip 27.5 KB 1999-08-10 - 2000-12-19

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