SAFARI 2000 Tree Ring Data, Mongu, Zambia, Dry Season 2000

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This data set contains tree ring data from three sites located about 25 km of the meteorological station at Mongu, Zambia. Data from about 50 individual trees are reported. In addition, chronologies (or site mean curves) that better represent common influences (e.g., in this study, the climatic signal) were developed for each site based on the individual data (Trouet, 2004; Trouet et al., 2001). The series covers a maximum of 46 years, although most series do not extend longer than 30 years. The data were collected during the SAFARI 2000 Dry Season Field Campaign of August 2000.Ten to 23 samples were taken at each site. Brachystegia bakeriana was sampled at site 1, and Brachystegia spiciformis at sites 2 and 3. The vegetation at all sites underwent primitive harvesting for subsistence earlier the same year, thus samples could be taken from freshly cut trees and no living trees were cut. At all sites, samples consisted of full stem discs. Where possible, samples were taken at breast height (1.3 m) or slightly lower. Growth ring widths were measured to the nearest 0.01 mm using LINTAB equipment and TSAP software (Rinn and Jakel, 1997). Four radii per sample disc were measured. Cross-dating and response function analyses were performed by routine dendrochronological techniques. There are two files for each site, one containing integer values representing tree ring widths (raw data), and the other containing standardized values (chronologies), for each year. The data are stored as ASCII table files in comma-separated-value (.csv) format, with column headers.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
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Identifier C179003558-ORNL_DAAC
Data First Published 2005-03-08
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-04-15
Category SAFARI 2000, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Trouet, V. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Tree Ring Data, Mongu, Zambia, Dry Season 2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 026:001
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Source Hash f34a978c80712269621999c63ec5ebc2dd8ce31b
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial 23.26 -15.45 23.32 -15.19
Temporal 1953-01-01T00:00:00Z/2000-08-31T23:59:59Z

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