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LBA-ECO LC-01 Topographic Data for Intensive Study Areas, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-01 Topographic Data for Intensive Study Areas, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon
Release date2012-05-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1993-01-01


This data set contains topographic/geomorphological data associated with the four Intensive Study Areas (ISAs) in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon (northern Oriente) that are part of the University of North Carolina's Carolina Population Center (CPC) Ecuador Projects study. Study area boundaries were developed directly from 1:50,000 topographical maps. Point elevation features and 20-meter elevation contours were digitized from these same maps. Digital elevation models (DEMs) were derived from these elevation data and, in turn, terrain aspect and terrain slope were derived from the digital elevation models. Only boundary data were provided for the southwestern ISA. These data are provided in ESRI shapefile format and GeoTiff. There are six compressed (*.zip) data files with this data set.


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Bilsborrow, R.E., S.J. Walsh, and B.G. Frizzelle. 2009. LBA-ECO LC-01 Topographic Data for Intensive Study Areas, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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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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  • LC01_Topography_Ecuador_ISA.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 15.7 MB 1993-01-01 16.1 MB 1993-01-01 13.2 MB 1993-01-01 26.4 KB 1993-01-01 1.2 MB 1993-01-01 43.7 KB 1993-01-01

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