OPERATOR(S) NAME:Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Robert Twilley, Michael Kemp

DATE: April 30, 2001

 

Create as much space as needed within the form.

 

DATABASE INFORMATION

Geographic Zones Selected (leave blank if done by range):

 

Geographic Range Selected (leave blank if done by zones):

 

WORLD

 

Cell types selected from database (Terrestrial, Coastal, OceanicI, OceanicII, OceanicIII):

 

COASTAL

 

Variables and ranges selected from database (if filtered if not filtered, no entry is needed):

 

FROST_DAYS_TOTAL NUMBER <10

SEA TEMPERATURE _MINIMUM_MONTH: >15.5

SEA TEMPERATURE _INTER_ANNUAL_STDEV: <1

 

Variables added (if any):

 

What do you expect to get out of clustering these variables or what are you trying to achieve?

 

Test if these variables can be used as proxies to map mangrove distribution in the world

 

(enter name of document if experiment is written up separately

 

LOICZVIEW INFORMATION

Save the Cluster summary if will contain much of the information needed!

(Instructions for summary and data saving are at the end of this document)

 

Cluster Run Number:_1_

Variables selected in cluster (include any weights if not set at 1): Frost days, Sea Temperature, Sea temperature _inter_annual_stdev

Number of Clusters: 3

Distance Method: [ X ]Average [ ]Maximum

 

COMMENTS OR DESCRIPTION ON CLUSTER OUTPUT:

 

 

The cluster describes, in general, the distribution of mangroves around the world, although the total area in Northern Africa is s overestimated whereas in Australia the area is underestimated.

 

Exp2.htm (Table)

Exp2mapfinal.gif (Map)

 

To facilitate comparisons between LOICZ view output and actual mangrove distribution in the world the following file is included Exp2world.gif

 

 

Additional Comments on problems or improvements needed:

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