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LBA-ECO CD-06 Physical, Political, and Hydrologic Maps, Ji-Parana River Basin, Brazil
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Revision date: May 29, 2012

Summary:

This data set contains physical, hydrologic, political, demographic, and societal maps for the Ji-Parana River Basin, in the state of Rondonia, Brazil. These data were used as base information in subsequent investigations of land use/land cover, biogeochemistry, soils, and water balance processes (Ballester et al., 2003).

This data set includes a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), river networks and morphometric characteristics of the region (derived from the DEM), and a number of social and demographic vector sets (roads as of 2001, county borders, population change from 1970-2000, and settlement projects). The DEM is provided in GeoTIFF format. Other files are provided as shapefiles.

Ji-Parana basin map of settlements

Figure 1. Settlement Projects, Indian reserves and national parks location in the Ji-Parana River Basin (Ballester et al., 2003).

Data Citation:

Cite this data set as follows:

Ballester, M.V.R. 2012. LBA-ECO CD-06 Physical, Political, and Hydrologic Maps, Ji-Parana River Basin, Brazil. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1090

Implementation of the LBA Data and Publication Policy by Data Users:

The LBA Data and Publication Policy [http://daac.ornl.gov/LBA/lba_data_policy.html] is in effect for a period of five (5) years from the date of archiving and should be followed by data users who have obtained LBA data sets from the ORNL DAAC. Users who download LBA data in the five years after data have been archived must contact the investigators who collected the data, per provisions 6 and 7 in the Policy.

This data set was archived in June of 2012. Users who download the data between June 2012 and May 2017 must comply with the LBA Data and Publication Policy.

Data users should use the Investigator contact information in this document to communicate with the data provider. Alternatively, the LBA website [http://lba.inpa.gov.br/lba/] in Brazil will have current contact information.

Data users should use the Data Set Citation and other applicable references provided in this document to acknowledge use of the data.

Table of Contents:

1. Data Set Overview:

Project: LBA (Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon)

Activity: LBA-ECO

LBA Science Component: Land Surface Hydrology

Team ID: CD-06 (Richey / Victoria)

The investigators were Richey, Jeffrey E.; Victoria, Reynaldo Luiz; Souza, Reginaldo Felix; Aalto, Rolf Erhart; Abdo, Mara Silvia Aguiar; Alin, Simone Rebecca; Aufdenkampe, Anthony K.; Ballester, Maria Victoria Ramos; Barbosa, Roosevelt Passos; Bernardes, Marcelo Correa; Bezerra de Barros Lima, Roberta; Bolson, Marcos Alexandre; Bonelle, Nilton; Brito, David Silva; Cabianchi, Giovana Mendonca; Cogo, Michelle Cristine; Cunha, Hillandia Brandao; Silva, Luis Vilmar Souza da; Dalmagro, Higo Jose; Deus, Fabiano Alves de; Devol, Allan H.; Nascimento, Clive Reis do; Ellis, Erin Elizabeth; Ferro, Jaderson Coradi; Filho, Walter Jorge do Nascimento; Frickmann, Fernando Cruz; Guandique, Manuel Enrique Gamero; Gomes, Beatriz M.; Gomes, Viviane; Neto, Sergio Candido Gouveia; Hanada, Lais de Carvalho; Holtgrieve, Gordon William; Silva, Roberta Kelly Batalha; Krusche, Alex V.; Kurzatkowski, Dariusz; Lacerda, Francisco A. Siebra; Leite, Nei Kavaguichi; Logsdon, Miles Grant; Macedo, Gelson de; Marcondes, Renata; Marilheuza, Campos Paro; McGeoch, Lauren; Melo, Emanuele Gurgel de Freitas; Mendes, Francisco de Assis; Moreira, Marcelo Zacharias; Munhoz, Kelli Cristina Aparecida; Neu, Vania; Oliveira, Carolina Barisson Marques; Ometto, Jean Pierre H.B.; Pimentel, Tania Pena; Filho, Nicolau Priante; Rabelo, Claudenir Silva; Rasera, Maria de Fatima Fernandes Lamy; Remington, Sonya Marie; Rodda, Sarah; Ruiz Mateus, Neuza Maria; Salimon, Cleber Ibraim; Santiago, Alailson Venceslau; Santos, Arnoldo Marcilio dos; Silva, Cleoni Virginio da; Silva, Jonismar Souza; Silva, Simao Correa da; Sousa, Eliete dos Santos; Souzapetro, Petronio Lopes de; Toledo, Andre Marcondes Andrade; Tumang, Cristiane Azevedo; Umetsu, Cristiane Akemi; Victoria, Daniel de Castro and Xavier, Farley de Oliveira . You may contact Ballester, Maria Victoria Ramos (vicky@cena.usp.br).

LBA Data Set Inventory ID:

This dataset contains physical, hydrologic, political, demographic, and social map for the Ji-Parana River Basin, in the state of Rondonia, Brazil. These data were used as base information in subsequent investigations of land use/land cover, biogeochemistry, soils, and water balance processes (Ballester et al., 2003).

Related data sets:

2. Data Characteristics:

There are seven data files provided with this dataset. The Digital Elevation Model data are in GeoTIFF format. There six compressed (*.zip) ESRI ArcGIS shapefiles. When unzipped, each shapefile contains seven files (.dbf, .prj, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .xml, .shx). 

The following GeoTIFF is provided with this dataset:

dem.tif a Digital Elevation Model of the Ji-Parana River Basin.

Image file characteristics:

The six ESRI ArcGIS shapefiles provided with this dataset have the following projection parameters:

File names and attributes of the ESRI ArcGIS *.zip files

1. county_limits.zip: limits of county borders in the Ji-Parana River Basin

2. population.zip: population change per County from 1970 to 2000

3. river_network.zip: river network derived from 1:100,000 maps

4. urupa_river_network.zip: tributaries of the Urupa river

5. roads_2001.zip: 2001 road network in the Ji-Parana basin

6. settlement_projects.zip: official settlement projects developed by the Federal government

Site boundaries: (All latitude and longitude given in decimal degrees)

Site (Region) Westernmost Longitude Easternmost Longitude Northernmost Latitude Southernmost Latitude Geodetic Datum
Rondonia - Rio Ji-Parana (Rondonia) -63.41528 -60.015 -8.0333 -12.92694 World Geodetic System, 1984 (WGS-84)


Time period:

Platform/Sensor/Parameters measured include:

3. Data Application and Derivation:

These data can be used to understand the biogeochemical processes that control river water chemistry, and the influences of land-use changes on these processes (Ballester et al., 2003).

4. Quality Assessment:

The 100-meters DEM and river network were derived from 1:100,000 maps from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE, www.ibge.gov.br). The accuracy of the final DEM was evaluated by comparing a derived river network with the digitized maps. The calculated error was 0.84%.

5. Data Acquisition Materials and Methods:

Site description

In the State of Rondonia, Brazil, (Western Amazonia), the confluence of the Comemoracao and Pimenta Bueno Rivers results in the Ji-Parana River, which also receives water from the Rolim de Moura, Urupa, Jaru, Machadinho and Preto tributaries. The Ji-Parana River Basin drains an area of 75,000 km2, and is characterized by extensive development in the upper part, and slight alteration in the lower 400 km. Immigration and settlement projects since the 1970s have resulted in widespread deforestation. In 1986, of all the deforested areas in Rondonia, 59% were located in the Ji-Parana river Basin (Ballester et al., 2003).

The 100-meters DEM and river networks and morphometric characteristics of the region, and a number of social and demographic vector sets (roads as of 2001, county borders, population change from 1970-2000, and settlement projects) were derived from 1:100,000 maps from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE, www.ibge.gov.br). The accuracy of the final DEM was evaluated by comparing a derived river network with the digitized maps.

6. Data Access:

This data is available through the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).

Data Archive Center:

Contact for Data Center Access Information:
E-mail: uso@daac.ornl.gov
Telephone: +1 (865) 241-3952

7. References:

Ballester, M.V.R., D.D. Victoria, A.V. Krusche, R. Coburn, R.L. Victoria, J.E. Richey, M.G. Logsdon, E. Mayorga, and E. Matricardi. 2003. A remote sensing/GIS-based physical template to understand the biogeochemistry of the Ji-Parana River Basin (Western Amazonia). Remote Sensing of Environment 87(4): 429-445.