TEMS v 2.3 mini-CD-ROM
2.3 of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites (TEMS) database
version 2.3 is now online at www.fao.org/gtos/tems/
and will soon be available on mini CD-ROM. This latest update includes
additional features and improvements which were requested through
the user survey conducted earlier this year. For example one of
the improvements is new html pages for the environmental variables
and the socio-economic data sheets and the possibility to download
them all as a single zip file.
now includes an additional 795 field sites which are part of the
IPC-Forest (the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment
and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests). ICP Forests
monitor the forest condition in Europe, using two different monitoring
intensity levels in cooperation with the European Union. Many sites
in addition to assessing the annual crown condition also measure
soil condition and chemistry, foliar nutrient status, meteorological
conditions, ground vegetation and the deposition of air pollutants.
Currently 38 countries participate in the ICP Forests programme.
Additional details in IPC-Forest can be viewed at: www.icp-forests.org/Index.htm.
free to contact the GTOS Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for further information or comments on the TEMS database.
FAO :: Global Terrestrial Observing
System - GTOS :: 14 October 2002