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RECORD NUMBER: 984 OF 4311
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|Main Title||Global Ecosystems Database. Version 0.1 (Beta-test). EPA Global Climate Research Program. NOAA/NGDC Global Change Database Program. Prototype 1. Database Documentation. NGDC Key to Geophysical Records Documentation No. 25.|
|Author||Campbell, W. G. ; Kineman, J. J. ;|
|CORP Author||National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Information systems ; Research and development ; Computerized simulation ; Climatic changes ; Air-biosphere interactions ; Environmental surveys ; Ecosystems ; Documentation ; Data base management ; Remote sensing ; Spatial distribution ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Soils ; Land use ; Vegetation ; Global aspects ; Interagency agreements ; Quality control ; Quality assurance ; Thematic mapping ; Global Ecosystems Database ; Global Change Database Program ; Global Climate Research Program ; Geographic Information Systems|
The primary objective of the cooperative research and development is to produce an integrated, quality controlled, global database (including time sequences) for spatially distributed modeling. The project concentrates on modern observational data, including remotely sensed data and data from other sources. The database includes complementary multi-thematic data sets on compatible grids, registered to a common origin and projection (latitude-longitude). The database has been structured to be operable with several existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), so that a complete analytical package could be provided to reviewers and other scientists for evaluation, experimentation, and further development. The software accompanying the CD-ROM (a subset of the GIS known as Idrisi) was developed and adapted for the project at Clark University. Although compatible with Idrisi, the database is also designed to be easily up-loaded to the GIS known as GRASS, running on UNIX operating systems. Since the database structure is as system independent as possible, it should also be easily usable in other systems.