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LBA-ECO LC-24 Landsat ETM+ Forest Cover Classification, Uruara, Para, Brazil: 1999
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Revision date: December 19, 2011

Summary:

This data set contains a 1999 Landsat ETM+ mosaic image land of cover classification showing forested and deforestation areas in Uruara, Para, Brazil.  This image may be overlain with the cadastral property map of the same area (see related data set LBA-ECO LC-24 Cadastral Property Map of Uruara, Para, Brazil: ca.1975). This data set contains a single geotiff image distributed as deforested_large.zip.

Data Citation:

Cite this data set as follows:

Vergara, D.G., R.T. Walker, E.Y. Arima, and M.M. Caldas. 2011. LBA-ECO LC-24 Landsat ETM+ Forest Cover Classification, Uruara, Para, Brazil: 1999. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1054

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 Users who download LBA data in the five years after data have been archived must contact the investigators who collected the data, per provisions 6 and 7 in the Policy.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 December of 2011. Users who download the data between December 2011 and November 2016 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 Web Site [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 Use and Land Cover

Team ID: LC-24 (Walker / Reis)

The investigators were Walker, Robert T.; Reis, Eustaquio J; Arima, Eugenio; Bohrer, Claudio Belmonte de Athayde; Caldas, Marcellus Marques; Perz, Stephen G; Pfaff, Alexander; Qi, Jiaguo and Souza Jr., Carlos Moreira de. You may contact Walker, Robert T. (rwalker@msu.edu).

LBA Data Set Inventory ID: LC24_ETM_Deforestation_Map_Para_1999

This data set contains a 1999 Landsat ETM+ mosaic image of land cover classification showing forested and deforestation areas in Uruara, Para, Brazil.

Related Data Sets:

2. Data Characteristics:

There is one data file with this data set: deforested_large.zip.  When extrapolated, the zip file contains deforested_large.tif which is a map image, and deforested_large.tfw which contains information regarding the map such as location and scale.

Projection: Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 22S
Horizontal Datum: WGS_1984
Ellipsoid Name: WGS_1984
Cellsize: 30 meter

Values:
0 = unclassified
1 = deforested
2 = forested

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

Site (Region) Westernmost Longitude Easternmost Longitude Northernmost Latitude Southernmost Latitude Geodetic Datum
Para Western (Santarem) - Uruara (Para Western (Santarem)) -54.10000 -52.798524 -2.963487 -4.563367 World Geodetic System, 1984 (WGS-84)

Time period:

Platform/Sensor/Parameters measured include:

3. Data Application and Derivation:

The cadastral property map (LBA-ECO LC-24 Cadastral Property Map of Uruara, Para, Brazil: ca.1975) was registered to this map and used to validate deforestation models based on the economic behavior of colonizers in the frontier.

4. Quality Assessment:

The data was not assessed for accuracy. However, using unsupervised Isodata classes for Level I image classification using Landsat ETM+ imagery has been shown to be from 70-80% accuracy even without DEM correction (Lambin 1997, Mausel et. al. 1993, McCracken et. al. 1999).

5. Data Acquisition Materials and Methods:

The image was mosaicked from four Landsat ETM+ scenes acquired from August 3 to August 19, 1999, geo-referenced and projected to Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 22 South, World Geodetic System 1984 datum.

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:

Lambin, E. 1997. Modeling and monitoring land-cover change processes in tropical regions. Progress in Physical Geography 21 (3):375-393.

Mausel, P., E. S. Brondizio, Wu You, Li Yinghong, and E. F. Moran. 1993. Spectral identification of successional stages following deforestation in the Amazon. Geocarto International 8 (4):61-71.

McCracken, Stephen D., Eduardo Brondizio, D. Nelson, Emilio F. Moran, Andrea Siqueira, and C. Rodriguez-Pedraza. 1999. Remote sensing and GIS at farm property level: Demography and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 65 (11):1311-1320.

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