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SAFARI 2000 PAI Estimates from Hemispherical Photography, Kalahari Transect

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Data setSAFARI 2000 PAI Estimates from Hemispherical Photography, Kalahari Transect
Release date2005-02-07
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-02-01


This data set was collected during February-March 2000 wet season and September 2000 dry season field campaigns of SAFARI 2000. Mongu in Zambia and Pandematenga (aka Kasane) and Tshane in Botswana were visited during the wet season campaign. Dry season data are for Mongu only. Hemispherical photographs, from which Plant Area Index (PAI) estimates are derived, were obtained at the field sites to characterize vegetation structural changes along the Kalahari Transect. The photographs are classified into sky and vegetation (trunk, green and senescent leaves, and branches) using an unsupervised classification scheme.


Data set reference document


Roberts, G. 2005. SAFARI 2000 PAI Estimates from Hemispherical Photography, Kalahari Transect. 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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  • GPS_coords_transec_endpts.txt
  • kt_pai_estimates_readme.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
pai_kasane_tranA_2000-wet.csv 561 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_kasane_tranB_2000-wet.csv 553 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_kasane_tranN_2000-wet.csv 564 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_mongu_tranA_2000-dry.csv 570 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_mongu_tranA_2000-wet.csv 555 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_mongu_tranB_2000-dry.csv 563 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_mongu_tranB_2000-wet.csv 553 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_mongu_tranN_2000-dry.csv 568 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_mongu_tranN_2000-wet.csv 559 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_tshane_tranA_2000-wet.csv 582 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_tshane_tranB_2000-wet.csv 584 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30
pai_tshane_tranN_2000-wet.csv 582 B 2000-02-01 - 2000-09-30

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