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LBA REGIONAL BOUNDARY FOR THE LEGAL AMAZON OF BRAZIL, 8-KM
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Summary:

The Legal Amazon of Brazil is defined by law to include the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Mato Grosso, Maranhão, and Tocantins [Fundãcao Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) 1991]. This is the definition used in generating the Legal Amazon mask. The 8-km Legal Amazon mask was generated by Christopher Potter at the Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch of the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center (Potter and Brooks-Genovese 1999). The mask was generated from the Digital Chart of the World available from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI). The mask is available in ASCII GRID format.

The README file accompanying the mask has more information regarding data format. More information can be found at ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/human_dimensions/legal_amazon_mask/comp/legamazon_readme.pdf.

Data Citation:

Cite this data set as follows:

Potter, C., and V. Brooks-Genovese. 2003. LBA Regional Boundary for the Legal Amazon of Brazil, 8-km. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/671.

References:

ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.). 1993. Digital Chart of the World. Data set. ESRI, Redlands, California, U.S.A. [http://www.esri.com].

IBGE (Fundãcao Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística). 1991. Anuario Estatístico do Brasil. IBGE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vol. 51, pp. 1-1024.

Potter, C., and V. Brooks-Genovese. 1999. 8km Legal Amazon Mask. Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, U.S.A.

Data Format:

The mask is available in ASCII GRID format. Complete format information is available at ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/human_dimensions/legal_amazon_mask/comp/legamazon_readme.pdf.

Document Information:

2003/9/8

Document Review Date:

2003/9/8

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Document URL:

http://daac.ornl.gov