SAFARI 2000: Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI2000)

The Southern African Regional Science Initiative – SAFARI 2000 – is an international science initiative aimed at developing a better understanding of the southern African earth-atmosphere-human system. Initial plans for SAFARI 2000 were developed in June and July 1998 at workshops involving scientists from southern Africa, the United States and Europe. These plans have been refined at subsequent workshops held in the United States and Southern Africa, in May and July 1999, respectively.

The goal of SAFARI 2000 is to identify and understand the relationships between the physical, chemical, biological and anthropogenic processes that underlie the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. Particular emphasis will be placed upon biogenic, pyrogenic and anthropogenic emissions, their characterization and quantification, their transport and transformations in the atmosphere, their influence on regional climate and meteorology, their eventual deposition, and the effects of this deposition on ecosystems

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SSEC's participation took place through AERI [Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer] and S-HIS [Scanning High Resolution Interferometer Sounder].

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Publications

  • King, Michael D.; Platnick, Steven; Moeller, Christopher C.; Revercomb, Henry E., and Chu, D. Allen. Remote sensing of smoke, land, and clouds from the NASA ER-2 during SAFARI 2000. Journal of Geophysical Research v.108, no.D13, 2003, doi:10.1029/2002JD003207. Reprint #3555.

  • McCourt, M. L.; McMillan, W. W.; Ackerman, S.; Holz, R.; Revercomb, H. E., and Tobin, D. Using the “blue spike” to characterize biomass-burning sites during Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI) 2000. Journal of Geophysical Research v.109, no.D20, 2004, doi:10.1029/2003JD004805. Reprint #3939.

  • McMillan, W. W.; McCourt, M. L.; Revercomb, H. E.; Knuteson, R. O.; Christian, T. J.; Doddridge, B. G.; Hobbs, P. V. ; Lukovich, J. V.; Novelli, P. C.; Piketh, S. J.; Sparling, L.; Stein, D.; Swap, R. J., and Yokelson, R. J. Tropospheric carbon monoxide measurements from the Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder on 7 September 2000 in southern Africa during SAFARI 2000. Journal of Geophysical Research v.108, no.D13, 2003, doi:10.1029/2002JD002355. Reprint #3554.

  • Moeller, Christopher C.; Revercomb, Henry E.; Ackerman, Steven A.; Menzel, W. Paul, and Knuteson, Robert O. Evaluation of MODIS thermal IR and L1B radiances during SAFARI 2000. Journal of Geophysical Research v.108, no.D13, 2003, doi:10.1029/2002JD002323. Reprint #3553.

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