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Matthews et al. 1993

Matthews, E., J. John, and I. Fund, 1993: Rice Cultivation and Methane Emission: Documentation of Distributed Geographic Data Sets. NASA TM-104595. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

High-resolution global data bases on the geographic and seasonal distribution of rice cultivation and associated methane emission, compiled by Matthews et al. (1991), have been archived for public use. In addition to the primary data sets identifying location, seasonality, and methane emission from rice cultivation, a series of supporting data sets is included, allowing users not only to replicate the work of Matthews et al. (1991) but to investigate alternative cultivation and emission scenarios. The suite of data bases provided, at lo latitude by lo longitude resolution for the globe, includes 1) locations of rice cultivation, 2) monthly arrays of actively growing rice areas, 3) countries and political subdivisions, and 4) monthly arrays of methane emission from rice cultivation. Ancillary data include 1) a listing, by country, of harvested rice areas and seasonal distribution of crop cycles and 2) country names and codes. Summary tables of zonal/monthly distributions of actively growing rice areas and of methane emissions (Matthews et al., 1991) are presented in this report.

Users should consult original publications for complete discussion of the data bases. This short paper is designed only to document formats of the distributed information and briefly describe the contents of the data sets and their initial application to evaluating the role of rice cultivation in the methane budget.

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BibTeX Citation

  author={Matthews, E. and John, J. and Fund, I.},
  title={Rice Cultivation and Methane Emission: Documentation of Distributed Geographic Data Sets},
  publisher={National Aeronautics and Space Administration},
  address={Washington, D.C.},

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ID  - ma09500o
AU  - Matthews, E.
AU  - John, J.
AU  - Fund, I.
PY  - 1993
BT  - Rice Cultivation and Methane Emission: Documentation of Distributed Geographic Data Sets
PB  - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
CY  - Washington, D.C.
ER  -

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