The data sets include the NGDC and NESDIS monthly global vegetation index from NOAA-9 and NOAA-11; Leemans and Cramer IIASA mean monthly global temperature, precipitation, and cloudiness; Legates and Wilmott average monthly air temperature and precipitation; Olson world ecosystems; Leemans Holdridge life zone classifications; Matthews vegetation, land use, and seasonal albedo; Lerner, Matthews, and Fung methane emissions from animals; Matthews, and Fung global distribution, characteristics, and methane emissions of natural wetlands; Wilson and Henderson-Sellers global land cover and soils data for GCM's; Staub and Rosenzweig Zobler soil type, soil texture, surface slope and other properties; Webb, Rosenzweig, and Levine global soil particle size properties; Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Center (FNOC) elevation, terrain, and surface characteristics; Pospeschil Micro World Data Bank II; Edwards global gridded elevation and bathymetry; and the UNEP/GRID gridded UNESCO/FAO soil units;
The data base consists of a collection of raster (cell) and vector (point, line, or polygon) data files each of which contain a global image-map, and all data are provided in a geographic (latitude/longitude) projection. Each dataset is accompanied by an ASCII documentation file containing information necessary for using the GIS or other software. The CD-ROM format is readable on IBM-DOS compatible machines, Apple Macintoshes, UNIX workstations, and other computers that support the ISO 9660 standard.
Software is provided to browse, visualize, and select appropriate portions of the data base for your work. Primarily, however, the data base is designed to interface with many statistical, image analysis, and geographic information systems. Data and sample setups are provided in two highly accessible geographic information systems, GRASS and IDRISI, to show how they can be useful in other GIS's. The structure of the data base has demonstrated its adaptability by passing several tests by software vendors for quick and easy importation into their systems.
Entry_ID: EPA_CDROM (MD Identifier: 4516) Temporal Coverage: From: 1920-01-01 TO: 1988-12-31 Geographic Coverage: Southwest Extent: 90S,180W Northeast Extent: 90N,180E Source: GROUND STATIONS NOAA>NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION SERIES NOAA 11 NOAA 9 SHIP/BUOYS Sensor: AVHRR>ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER Storage Media: CD-ROM Campaign/Project: EPA GCRP>EPA Global Change Research Program Discipline, Subdiscipline: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE EARTH SCIENCE > LAND EARTH SCIENCE > OCEAN Location Keyword: GLOBAL Parameter Group, Parameter: ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION > CLOUDS ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION > HUMIDITY ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION > METHANE ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION > TRACE GASES ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > CLOUD TYPES ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > EVAPORATION ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > HUMIDITY ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > PRECIPITATION ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > SOLAR RADIATION BIOLOGICAL ENTITIES > OCEAN VEGETATION BIOLOGICAL ENTITIES > SURFACE VEGETATION EARTH RADIATIVE PROCESSES > ALBEDO EARTH RADIATIVE PROCESSES > SOLAR ACTIVITY GEODYNAMIC FEATURES > TERRAIN ELEVATION GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > ALBEDO GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > ELEVATION GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > GLACIERS GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > ICE GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > LAKES GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > LANDFORMS GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > SOILS GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > SURFACE VEGETATION GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > TOPOGRAPHIC DATA GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER > WETLANDS GEOLOGICAL PARAMETERS > SOILS HYDROLOGIC PARAMETERS > EVAPORATION HYDROLOGIC PARAMETERS > PRECIPITATION HYDROLOGIC PARAMETERS > RIVERS HYDROLOGIC PARAMETERS > TEMPERATURE HYDROLOGIC PARAMETERS > WETLANDS OCEAN COMPOSITION > SEA ICE OCEAN DYNAMICS > EVAPORATION OCEAN DYNAMICS > PRESSURE OCEAN DYNAMICS > SEA ICE OCEAN DYNAMICS > SEA LEVEL General Keywords: CD-ROM CLIMATOLOGY ECOSYSTEMS EPA GED GLOBAL CHANGE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS DATABASE GLOBAL VEGETATION INDEX IDN_NODE GSFC/NGDC LAND USE LIFE ZONE CLASSIFICATIONS PARTICLE SIZE PROPERTIES SEASONAL ALBEDO SOIL MOISTURE SOIL TEMPERATURES SOIL TEXTURE SOIL TYPE SURFACE SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS UNEP/GRID UNESCO/FAO VEGETATION WORLD ECOSYSTEMS Revision Date: 1994-02-08 Quality Statement: The data have undergone extensive quality control and preparation of documentation (300+ pages), for improved data synergy and usefulness for integrated multivariate spatial analysis. Several new techniques have been developed in this process. This process included format and grid conversion, registration and/or reprojection, creating documentation as needed etc., while preserving the original nature and context of the data. Over 100 scientists have reviewed the data resulting in significant improvements in design, documentation, and content. Peer review comments are summarized with the data base and this process continues, supporting future updates.
Archive: NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC>National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA Data Set ID: GLOBAL ECOSYSTEMS CD-ROM Contact: NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC, Electronic Mail: NSI/DECNET> 9555::RCONKRIGHT TELEMAIL> [JHALLEN/NESDIS] Phone: (303) 497-6215 FAX (303) 497-6513 FTS 320-6215
Investigator: KINEMAN, JOHN J. Electronic Mail: INTERNET> email@example.com OMNET> J.Kineman Phone: (303) 497-6513 FAX (303) 497-6900 Entry Author: SCIALDONE, JOHN N. Electronic Mail: INTERNET> SCIALDONE@NSSDCA.GSFC.NASA.GOV NSI/DECnet> NCF::SCIALDONE Phone: (301) 441-4214 Information in this entry provided by NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC
NOAA/EPA Global Ecosystem Database Version 1.0 User's Guide, Documentation Manual, 1992.
1. Source: NOAA>NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION SERIES 2. Source: NOAA 11 3. Source: NOAA 9 4. Sensor: ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOL. RAD.>ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION ...