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SAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Totals for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Totals for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002
Release date2005-03-08
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period1999-07-01 to 2002-06-30


This data set contains daily rainfall totals (mm) from Mongu, in the Western Province of Zambia. The data were collected with a British standard 5 inch diameter rain gauge in a yard 30 m away from the Meteorological Department building near the Mongu Airport (north of downtown and approximately 20 km from the Kataba Local Forest where the permanent 30 m Mongu tower site is located). Rainfall readings were taken by ZMD staff each morning at 06:00 GMT. These data form the official government rainfall record for Mongu.The data files consist of 3 files, one for each year (July to Jun). Each files contains monthly columns with totals for each day of the month as well as a monthly total. The data files are stored as ASCII text files in comma-separated-value (csv) format.


Data set reference document


Mukelabai, M.M. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Totals for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002. 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
mongu_rainfall_1999-2000.csv 1.1 KB 1999-07-01 - 2000-06-30
mongu_rainfall_2000-2001.csv 1.1 KB 2000-07-01 - 2001-06-30
mongu_rainfall_2001-2002.csv 1.1 KB 2001-07-01 - 2002-06-30

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