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FIFE: First ISLSCP Field Experiment


The First ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Field Experiment (FIFE) was a large-scale climatology project conducted on the Konza Prairie in Kansas. The general objectives of FIFE were to: improve understanding of carbon and water cycles, coordinate data collected by satellites, aircraft, and ground instruments, and use satellites to measure carbon and water cycles.

Army Corp FIFE Stations data is included (CFIFE).  However over 70% data loss was incurred due to in-field operation problems.

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Datasets from this project

Additional information

GCMD Name D - F > FIFE > First ISLSCP Field Experiment > 76aaebd8-8563-40a8-bde6-84242d970d09
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Temporal coverage

Begin Date 1987-05-26 11:35:00
End Date 1989-11-10 09:56:00

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 40.547, Minimum (South) Latitude: 38.54
Minimum (West) Longitude: -105.135, Maximum (East) Longitude: -95.253