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Title: Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates for 1980 (and updated for the year 2000) (NDP-055)

Abstract

This document describes the contents of a digital database containing maximum potential aboveground biomass, land use, and estimated biomass and carbon data for 1980. The biomass data and carbon estimates are associated with woody vegetation in Tropical Africa. These data were collected to reduce the uncertainty associated with estimating historical releases of carbon from land use change. Tropical Africa is defined here as encompassing 22.7 x 10E6 km2 of the earth's land surface and is comprised of countries that are located in tropical Africa (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo,Uganda, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Zaire, and Zambia). The database was developed using the GRID module in the ARC/INFO (TM geographic information system. Source data were obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the U.S. National Geophysical Data Center, and a limited number of biomass-carbon density case studies. These data were used to derive the maximum potential and actual (ca. 1980) aboveground biomass values at regional and country levels. The land-use data providedmore » were derived from a vegetation map originally produced for the FAO by the International Institute of Vegetation Mapping, Toulouse, France.For access to the data files, click this link to the CDIAC data transition website: http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp055/ndp055.html« less

Authors:
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  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NHEERL - Western Ecology Division
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
doi:10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055; cdiac:doi 10.3334/CDIAC/lue.ndp055
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. DOE > Office of Science (SC) > Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
Biomass; Carbon; Land cover ; Land use; Africa; 1980; NHEERL - Western Ecology Division; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Release of carbon from land use change; Carbon release; Climate change; Deforestation; Forestry; Population; ADMP; CNTRYNUM; COLS; CSIZE; LANDAREA; NAME; NODATA; NROWS; NUM X; PD60; PD70; PD80; PD90; REGNAME; VALUE; XLLCORNR; YLLCORNR; YNCOLS
Geolocation:
27.5,51.5|-28.5,51.5|-28.5,-17.5|27.5,-17.5|27.5,51.5
OSTI Identifier:
1389503
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055
Project Location:

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Citation Formats

Brown, S., and Gaston, G. Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates for 1980 (and updated for the year 2000) (NDP-055). United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055.
Brown, S., & Gaston, G. Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates for 1980 (and updated for the year 2000) (NDP-055). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055
Brown, S., and Gaston, G. 1996. "Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates for 1980 (and updated for the year 2000) (NDP-055)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389503. Pub date:Sat Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1996
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title = {Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates for 1980 (and updated for the year 2000) (NDP-055)},
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abstractNote = {This document describes the contents of a digital database containing maximum potential aboveground biomass, land use, and estimated biomass and carbon data for 1980. The biomass data and carbon estimates are associated with woody vegetation in Tropical Africa. These data were collected to reduce the uncertainty associated with estimating historical releases of carbon from land use change. Tropical Africa is defined here as encompassing 22.7 x 10E6 km2 of the earth's land surface and is comprised of countries that are located in tropical Africa (Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo,Uganda, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Zaire, and Zambia). The database was developed using the GRID module in the ARC/INFO (TM geographic information system. Source data were obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the U.S. National Geophysical Data Center, and a limited number of biomass-carbon density case studies. These data were used to derive the maximum potential and actual (ca. 1980) aboveground biomass values at regional and country levels. The land-use data provided were derived from a vegetation map originally produced for the FAO by the International Institute of Vegetation Mapping, Toulouse, France.For access to the data files, click this link to the CDIAC data transition website: http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp055/ndp055.html},
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