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BIGFOOT Meteorological Data for North and South American Sites, 1991-2004

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1065
Project
Release Date2012-02-27
Usage107 downloads
Citations3 publications cited this dataset

Description

The BigFoot Project has compiled daily meteorological measurements for nine EOS Land Validation Sites located from Alaska to Brazil from 1991 to 2004. Each site is representative of one or two distinct biomes, including the Arctic tundra; boreal evergreen needleleaf forest; temperate cropland, grassland, evergreen needleleaf forest, and deciduous broadleaf forest; desert grassland and shrubland; and tropical evergreen broadleaf forest. The BigFoot Project needed meteorological data to run the ecosystem process models used for scaling GPP and NPP products, for monitoring interannual variability, and for model testing. Meteorological data were obtained from various agencies collecting data in the vicinity of the BigFoot sites and for more recent years, collected on co-located CO2 flux measurement towers. A comparable set of original measurements from all sites were aggregated to a common daily time step for use in the BIOME-BGC model.

Science Keywords

  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • SUNSHINE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
  • WATER VAPOR PROCESSES
  • EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • PRECIPITATION
  • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION

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Turner, D.P., M.J. Gregory, and W.D. Ritts. 2012. BIGFOOT Meteorological Data for North and South American Sites, 1991-2004. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1065

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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)SizeDatesLatLon
cheq.zip 33.4KB 2000-01-01 to 2002-12-31 46.00-89.60
tund.zip 63.6KB 1993-01-01 to 2002-12-31 71.28-156.61
metl.zip 9.9KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 44.50-121.62
nobs.zip 68.3KB 1994-01-01 to 2002-12-31 55.88-98.48
tapa.zip 24.2KB 2002-01-01 to 2004-12-31 -2.86-54.96
sevi.zip 103.2KB 1991-01-01 to 2002-12-31 34.36-106.72
harv.zip 85.9KB 1991-01-01 to 2002-12-31 42.37-72.25
konz.zip 71.1KB 1992-01-01 to 2001-12-31 39.08-96.62
agro.zip 42.5KB 1995-01-01 to 2000-12-31 40.01-88.29

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