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Project Sites

The observational backbone of the project is constituted by the experimental sites which are presented in the Figure, were existing eddy covariance sites and new ones are presented as well as the atmospheric concentrations monitoring station.

Global Land Cover 2000 map of Africa showing the location of the sixteen eddy covariance sites already available in Africa, and the two new eddy covariance sites and the two stations for atmospheric measurements that will be built by this project. Global Land Cover 2000 gives 1 Km resolution coverage taken from SPOT imagery based on images from the year 2000 (http://www-gvm.jrc.it/glc2000/).
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CARBOAFRICA field sites download file
  Site Country Mean annual rainfall Land cover Data available
Southern Transect MaunBotswana460Mopane savanna1999-2001
Letaba and Bushbuckridge South Africa 458-540 Mopane savanna and land use change derivatives, such as subsistence agriculture New mobile tower from 2006 on
Skukuza South Africa 547 Fineleaf/broadleaf savanna 2002-now to be continued
Letaba South Africa 450 Mopane 2007 on
Acornhoek South Africa 600 Degraded broadleaf 2007 on
Gazankulu South Africa 450 Degraded mmopane 2007 on
Mongu Zambia 879 Miombo woodland Only climate, EC campaign in 2000, new measurements from 2007 on
Tropical key region Pointe noire Congo   Eucalyptus, Natural hybrid 10/2000-2006 (finished)
Pointe noire Congo   Savanna June 2006
Ankasa Ghana   Tropical Evergreen Forest 2007
El Obeid Sudan 320 Savanna/grassland Climate from 2/2002, eddy from 11/2004
Nothern Transect Agoufou G Mali   Grassland (CO2) 05/2005
Agoufou F Mali   Acacia Forest (CO2) 05/2005
Agoufou S Mali   Gravelly red soil Only meteo and sensible heat flux from 05/2006
Bamba Mali   Desert Only meteo and sensible heat flux from 05/2006
Djougou OF Benin   Open Fallow Only meteo and sensible heat flux from 11/2005
Djougou OFr Benin   Open/close? forest Only meteo and sensible heat flux from 11/2005
Djougou M Benin   Mixed crop Only meteo and sensible heat flux from 11/2005
Djougou F Benin   Forest (CO2 to check) 10/2005
Parakou Benin   Open forest Only meteo and sensible heat flux from 01/2006
Southern site Benin   Grassland (CO2) 10/2005
Southern site Benin   Mosaic (CO2) 10/2005
Wankama F Niger   Fallow bush (CO2) 05/2005
Wankama M Niger   Millet (CO2) 05/2005
Wankama D Niger   Degraded Fallow Bush Only meteo and sensible heat flux from 01/2006

 
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