Terrestrial Carbon Observation - No. 5 - The Frascati Report on In Situ Carbon Data and Information


Environment and Natural Resources Service
Sustainable Development Department
5 - 8 June 2001, Frascati, Italy
J. Cihlar, M. Heimann and R. Olson (Editors)
Contributing authors
G. Alexandrov, A. Belward, L. Brown, J. Chen,
W. Chen, W. Cohen, R. Francey, J. Gosz, S. Gower,
T. Igarashi, N. Jensen, P. Kabat, C. Liu, J. Morisette, F. Nachtergaele, S. Nilsson, D. Ojima, T. Parr,
S. Plummer, M. Saket, R. Scholes, G. Seufert,
J. Townshend, J. Tschirley, M. Wulder

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2002


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FOREWORD

ABSTRACT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ABBREVIATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION, OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

OVERARCHING ISSUES

Institutional matters
Point data
Spatial inventory data
Data and information management

TCO CONCEPT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR IN SITU DATA

Introduction
Uses of in situ data and implications
Specific data needs

POINT OBSERVATIONS AND DATA PRODUCTS

Terrestrial measurements
Atmospheric measurements

GRIDDED DATA PRODUCTS

Forest inventory data
Non-forest inventories
Lateral carbon transfers
Input gridded data sets
Priority needs and recommendations

DATA AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

Data assembly issues
Guidelines for data and information systems and services
In situ data for satellite-derived products
Priority needs and recommendations

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

APPENDIX 1. WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

APPENDIX 2. MEETING AGENDA

APPENDIX 3. DATA AND PRODUCT TABLES

APPENDIX 4. IGOS-P DISS GUIDELINES

APPENDIX 5. PRESENTATION SUMMARIES

Review of global data on atmospheric greenhouse gases
Terrestrial Carbon Observation Data Resources
Terrestrial Data Accessible Through the ORNL DAAC
Global Soil Resources Information
Terrestrial Carbon Observation: Global Grid Data for Model Input
Carbon Modeling Datasets - New Zealand

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