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Dataset

 

ISLSCP II: Vegetation Parameters at 1 degree spatial resolution (1986-1995)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2003-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II (ISLSCP II) is a follow on project from The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). ISLSCP II had the lead role in addressing land-atmosphere interactions - process modelling, data retrieval algorithms, field experiment design and execution, and the development of global data sets. The ISLSCP II dataset contains comprehensive data over the 10 year period from 1986 to 1995, from the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP).

This dataset contains:
*Albedo
*Ecosystem roots
*Historic crop land and land cover
*Potential vegetation
*Continuous vegetation

The data are mapped to consistent grids (0.5 x 0.5 degrees for topography, 1 x 1 degrees for meteorological parameters). Some data have a grid size of 0.25 x 0.25 degrees. The temporal resolution for most data sets is monthly (however a few are at finer resolution - 3 hourly). This dataset is public.

Citable as:   (2003): ISLSCP II: Vegetation Parameters at 1 degree spatial resolution (1986-1995). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/700d9fad7a554ff0a86597b57df7aeff
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ISLSCP, NASA, Vegetation

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data obtained over a 10 year period from 1986 to 1995, collated by the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) II. A copy of these data was obtained by the BADC to assist the UK research community.

Data Quality:
NASA quality controlled data
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Computation Element: 1

Title ISLSCP II: International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II regular geo-temporal
Abstract The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II (ISLSCP II) is a follow on project from The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). ISLSCP II had the lead role in addressing land-atmosphere interactions - process modelling, data retrieval algorithms, field experiment design and execution, and the development of global data sets. The ISLSCP II dataset contains comprehensive data over the 10 year period from 1986 to 1995, from the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP). The data are mapped to consistent grids (0.5 x 0.5 degrees for topography, 1 x 1 degrees for meteorological parameters). Some data have a grid size of 0.25 x 0.25 degrees. The temporal resolution for most data sets is monthly (however a few are at finer resolution - 3 hourly). This dataset is public.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G199
  • long_name: Albedo
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G199
  • long_name: Land Cover
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0451
  • gcmd_keyword: Land Cover
  • names: Land Cover, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0451
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation
  • long_name: Vegetation
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H344
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H344, EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1986-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
1995-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°