HOME
  ACTIVITIES
  DATA  
  TEMS  
  PUBLICATIONS  
  MEETINGS  
  ORGANIZATION
  RESOURCES
  LINKS
  SITE MAP
  FEEDBACK
Home > Activities > Terrestrial Carbon Observations > Data

Data
Introduction | TCO team | Publications | Projects | Products | Data | Links


Data providers

Examples of existing providers of carbon cycle-related observations.

Type
Sponsor
Data / Products
Coverage
(spatial; temporal)
1a. In situ terrestrial
FLUXNET Countries/
IGBP/WCRP
Ecosystem data and fluxes; mi-cromet. data All continents (except Ant-arctica)
ILTER Countries/
ICSU
Ecosystem data 21 countries
GT-Net Countries/
GTOS
Ecosystem data 84 countries, ~1300 sites
FAO Countries Soil data ~70 sites, 6 continents
FAO Countries Forestry data ~70 sites, 6 continents
FAO Countries Agricultural data ~70 sites, 6 continents
SOMNET Countries/
IGBP
Soil data ~70 sites, 6 continents
World Data Centre for Soils Countries+/ICSU
(+The Netherlands)
Soil data All continents
1b. In situ atmospheric
GLOBALVIEW-CO2 Countries/
WMO
Trace gas con-centrations Global; ~weekly
2. Satellite
Fine resolution NASA/CEOS

Images, land cover Global
- CNES/CEOS

Images, land cover Global link 2
- NASDA/CEOS

Images Global
- CSA/CEOS Images Global
- ESA Images Global link 2
- ESIP Images Global
Medium to coarse resolution NASA/CEOS Images, land cover and change; LAI; fires; CH4, solar radiation; NPP Global link 2
- NOAA/CEOS Solar radiation, images Global
- NASDA/CNES/CEOS OCTS, POLDER Global link 2
- ESA/JRC (WFW)/EC Fires Global
- CNES/SNSB/OSTC/SAI/EC

Images; land cover and change; fires; ecosystem productivity Global link 2
- ESA Active fires, Woeld FIre Atlas Global
- ESA Globscar global burned area product and imagery Global

 

Data users

Listed below are some examples of terrestrial carbon data users.

Program
Sponsor
Data
(used / needed)
Coverage
(spatial, time frame)
Global / International
IPCC UN FCCC Ecosystem productivity Global; past, present
IGBP
(several core rojects)
Countries or regions All variables
(section 4.2, 4.3)
Global; past, present
Forest resources
assessment
FAO Land cover and changes, biomass, fires, productivity
Global; every ~5 years
Global Environmental Outlook UNEP All variables
(section 4.2)
Global; present; every 2 years
NGOs (WRI,
WCMC, others)
Various public and private
Land cover and changes, biomass, fires, productivity
Global, regional; present
Convention on
Biological Diversity

Countries Land cover and changes, biomass, fires, productivity
National to global; past, present
Convention to Combat Desertification
Countries All variables
(section 4.2)
National; present
National
Carbon accounting Countries, e.g.:
Australia
US
Norway
All variables
(section 4.2, 4.3)
Present; national; project-based
Resource planning
(vegetation, forest)
Countries, e.g.:
Australia
Africa
Canada
All variables
(section 4.2, 4.3)
Present; national or sub-national
Resource man
agement: fire – related
Countries, e.g.
Africa, Indonesia, various others
Fires; land cover
and change;
biomass
Present;
national
Resource management: crops, water
Countries
Land cover and change, biomass, productivity
Present;
national

 

 

Introduction | TCO team | Publications | Projects | Products | Data | Links | To the top of the page.


© FAO   ::   Global Terrestrial Observing System - GTOS   ::   16 May 2002