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LBA-ECO LC-07 Monthly Inundated Areas, Amazon, Orinoco and Pantanal Basins: 1978-1987

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-07 Monthly Inundated Areas, Amazon, Orinoco and Pantanal Basins: 1978-1987
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1051
Release date2011-12-20
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1978-12-01 to 1987-08-31

Description

This data set reports the monthly record of inundated area, in square km, for six floodplain and open water regions in South America. The following floodplains were analyzed: (1) mainstem Amazon River floodplain in Brazil; (2) Llanos de Mojos (Beni and Mamore rivers) in Bolivia; (3) Bananal Island (Araguaia River) in Brazil; (4) Roraima savannas (Branco and Rupununi rivers) in Brazil and Guyana; (5) Llanos del Orinoco (Apure and Meta rivers) in Venezuela and Colombia; and (6) Pantanal wetland (Paraguay River) in Brazil. Flooded area was estimated at monthly intervals from December 1978 through August 1987 for the Amazon mainstem region and from January 1979 through August 1987 for the other five regions. Inundated area was determined from SMMR (Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer) passive microwave data. Area estimates include permanent open water as well as land subject to seasonal inundation. This data set contains five data files: two comma-delimited (.csv) ASCII data files providing the monthly inundation area values for six floodplain and open water regions in South America; a compressed (.zip) file providing seventeen ESRI Shape files for the region bounding polygons; and two .csv files providing information about the region bounding polygons and latitude/longitude verticies.

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Citation

Hamilton, S.K., S.J. Sippel, and J.M. Melack. 2011. LBA-ECO LC-07 Monthly Inundated Areas, Amazon, Orinoco and Pantanal Basins: 1978-1987. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1051
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Project

Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere : The Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) is an intensive scientific investigation of the tropical rainforest of Brazil and portions of adjacent countries. Like FIFE and BOREAS, this project uses intensive remote-sensing techniques and ground-based experiments to investigate the atmosphere-biosphere-hydrosphere dynamics of this large tropical region. The LBA Project encompasses several scientific disciplines, or components. The LBA-ECO component focuses on the question: "How do tropical forest conversion, regrowth, and selective logging influence carbon storage, nutrient dynamics, trace gas fluxes, and the prospect for sustainable land use in Amazonia?"

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  • LC07_SMMR_Inundated_Area.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
LC07_SMMR_Mainstem_bounds_of_reaches.csv 5.3 KB 1978-12-01 - 1987-08-31 2.00S To 5.00S52.00W To 70.00W
LC07_SMMR_region_bounds.csv 7.9 KB 1978-12-01 - 1987-08-31 2.00S To 7.75S52.00W To 72.00W
LC07_SMMR_ESRI.zip 26.8 KB 1978-12-01 - 1987-08-31 1.75S To 16.00S54.00W To 70.00W
LC07_SMMR_Amazon_flooded_area_by_reach.csv 10.2 KB 1978-12-01 - 1987-08-31 2.00S To 5.00S52.00W To 70.00W
LC07_all_SMMR_regions_monthly.csv 7.2 KB 1978-12-01 - 1987-08-31 10.00N To 21.00S49.50W To 72.00W

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