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Dataset Collection

 
International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project Initiative Logo (ISLSCP) II

International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II (ISLSCP II) Dataset

Status: Not defined
Publication State: published

Abstract

The International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) has 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 ISLSCP II datasets are compiled in four key areas: land cover, hydrometeorlolgy, radiation and soils. They 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.

ISLSCP is one of several projects of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX), and has 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.

ISLSCP was established in 1983 under the United Nation's Environmental Programme to promote the use of satellite data for the global land surface data sets needed for climate studies. In 1994, ISLSCP produced a five-volume CD-ROM collection of global data sets to support energy, water and biogeochemical cycling studies, covering 1987 - 1988 - the ISLSCP I Initiative. The ISLSCP I data sets are available via the BADC ISLSCP I page. The ISLSCP working group meet regularly to assist Goddard Space Flight Center staff to coordinate production and publication of the various data sets in the data collection.

Citable as:National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Hall, F.G.; Meeson, B.; Los, S.O.; Steyart, L.; de Colstoun, E.; Landis, D. (2003): International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project, Initiative II (ISLSCP II) Dataset. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/9759525d6ef164940e54bddeb7001dca
Abbreviation: islscp2
Keywords: Climatology, NASA

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°