The Global River Discharge (RivDIS) data set contains monthly discharge measurements for
1018 stations located throughout the world. The period of record varies widely from
station to station, with a mean of 21.5 years from 1807 through 1991.
The Russian Land Cover (RLC) project provides 12 digital map data products containing
landcover, forested area, forest carbon content, and administrative information
for Russia and the former USSR from 1984 through 1993. These data were produced
by scientists at the
Woods Hole Research Center
and originally distributed in 2001 on CD-ROM.
Soil Collections contain data on the physical and chemical properties of
soils including: soil carbon and nitrogen; soil water-holding capacitiy;
soil respiration, and soil textures.
The Atmospheric Tracer Transport Model Intercomparison Project (TransCom)
was sponsored by a task force of the International Geosphere-Biosphere
(IGBP) called Global Analysis, Integration, and Modeling (GAIM) to quantify
and diagnose the uncertainty in inversion calculations of the global carbon
budget that result from errors in simulated atmospheric transport. TransCom began
in 1993, and to date consists of four phases: TransCom 01, TransCom 02, TransCom 03,
and TransCom 04. The first three phases are complete, while TransCom 04 has just
Vegetation regulates the flow of numerous biogeochemical cycles, most critically
those of water, carbon, and nitrogen; it is also of great importance in local and
global energy balances. Vegetation collections data include: biomass; biome
characteristics; litter chemistry and decomposition; geocology; root biomass,
nutrient concentration, profiles, and turnover; global fire emissions, vegetation,
and lai; ecosystem structure and function; phenoregions; and carbon flux.
The Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) was a multi-institutional,
international effort that addressed the response of biogeography and biogeochemistry
to environmental variability in climate and other drivers in both space and time domains.
The project began in 1996 and concluded in 2001.