Africa Lakes and Rivers (World Data Bank II)Entry ID: NBId0036_101
Abstract: New-ID: NBI36
Africa Lakes and Rivers.
Lakes and Rivers Dataset documentation
(Micro World Data Bank II)
Files: LAKES.VEC Code:
The VEC and IMG files are in IDRISI format Africa lakes and rivers
datasets are part of the NOAA project that was developed by the World
Data Center-A ... (WDC-A) for Solid Earth Geophysics, operated by the
U.S. National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). The dataset is part of
the World Data Bank II provided on a diskette called The Global Change
Data Base. The Data Bank II is part of larger project called Global
Ecosystems Database Project. This is a cooperation between the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NGDC and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The National Center for
Geographic Information and Analyses (NCGIA) in Santa Barbara,
California joined the project to assist with training and evaluation.
A scale was chosen that corresponds closely with the resolution of
global AVHRR coverage was chosen to provide compatibility with other
scales. All data are provided in geographic (longitude/latitude)
projection. The dataset is accompanied by an ASCII documentation file
which contains information necessary for use of the dataset in a GIS
or other software.
Contact : NGDC, 325 Broadway E/GC, Boulder, Colorado 80303, USA
The LAKES file shows African lakes
The RIVERS file shows African rivers
The AFRIVER file shows African rivers
NOAA. Global Change Data Base, Digital Data with Documentation
(1992). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National
Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, Colorado.
Hastings, David A., and Liping Di. Modeling of global change
phenomena with GIS using the Global Change Data Base (1992). Remote
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Clark, David M., Hastings, David A. and Kineman, John J. Global
databases and their implications for GIS (1991). IN Maguire, David J.,
Goodchild, Michael F., and Rhind, David W., eds. Geographical
Information Systems: Overview, Principles and Applications. Burnt
Mill, Essex, United Kingdom, Longman. vol. 2, pp. 217-231.
Kineman, J.J., Clark, D.M., and Croze, H. Data integration and
modelling for global change: An international experiment
(1990). Proceeding of the International Conference and workshop on
Global Natural Resource Monitoring and Assessments. Preparing for the
21st Century (Venice, Italy, 24-30 September 1989). Bethesda,
Maryland, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing,
vol. 2, pp. 660-669.
CERL. The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS-GIS)
version 4.0 (1991). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction
Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, Illinois.
Source map : digitized from available sources
Publication Date : 1988
Projection : Lat/lon
Type : Raster
Format : IDRISI
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Latitude Resolution: 0.125 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.125 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: hr
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > CONVECTION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data are provisional and subject to change as model improvements are implemented and new input data sets become available.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: GRIB
Fees: No Fee
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Cosgrove, B. A., D. Lohmann, K. E. Mitchell, P. R. Houser, E. F. Wood, J. Schaake, A. Robock, C. Marshall, J. Sheffield, L. Luo, Q. Duan, R. T. Pinker, J. D. Tarpley, R. W. Higgins, and J. Meng (2003), Real-time and retrospective forcing in the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) project, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8842, doi:10.1029/2002JD003118.
Higgins, ... R. W., W. Shi, E. Yarosh, and R. Joyce (2000), Improved United States precipitation quality control system and analysis, NCEP/Clim. Predict. Cent. Atlas 7, Clim. Predict. Cent., Camp Springs, Md.
Pinker, R. T., J. D. Tarpley, I. Laszlo, K. E. Mitchell, P. R. Houser, E. F. Wood, J. C. Schaake, A. Robock, D. Lohmann, B. A. Cosgrove, J. Sheffield, Q. Duan, L. Luo, and R. W. Higgins (2003), Surface radiation budgets in support of the GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project (GCIP) and the GEWEX Americas Prediction Project (GAPP), including the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) project, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D22), 8844, doi:10.1029/2002JD003301.
Rogers, E., D. Deaven and G. J. DiMego, 1995: The regional analysis system for the operational "early" Eta model: original 80-km configuration and recent changes. Wea. Forecasting, 10, 810-825.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-04-29