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LBA-ECO LC-22 Post-deforestation Land Use, Mato Grosso, Brazil: 2001-2005

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-22 Post-deforestation Land Use, Mato Grosso, Brazil: 2001-2005
Release date2012-06-29
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2001-08-01 to 2005-07-31


This data set provides (1) areal estimates of deforestation events (>25 ha) that were identified from 2001-2004 in Mato Grosso by the Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE) as part of the Program for the Estimation of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon (PRODES) and (2) the classification of the post-deforestation land use as either cropland, cattle pasture, or not in production (deforested areas that were never fully cleared or returned immediately to secondary forest) in the years after the large deforestation events from 2002-2005. Data are provided in ESRI shapefile format. There are five compressed (*.zip) data files with this data set. Each shapefile represents one year of post-deforestation land use. Land use in the years following deforestation was estimated using annual time series of MODIS NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) and EVI (enhanced vegetation index). Metrics of vegetation phenology derived annual time series of MODIS NDVI and EVI data were analyzed using a decision-tree classifier to characterize the major cover type in each area of new deforestation. Post-deforestation land use for each large deforestation event was classified based on the classification of MODIS phenology metrics for all years following deforestation during 2002-2005.


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Morton, D.C., R.S. Defries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, E. Arai, F.D.B. Espirito-Santo, R.M. Freitas, and J.T. Morisette. 2012. LBA-ECO LC-22 Post-deforestation Land Use, Mato Grosso, Brazil: 2001-2005. 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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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 3.2 MB 2001-08-01 - 2005-07-31 2.5 MB 2001-08-01 - 2005-07-31 4.4 MB 2001-08-01 - 2005-07-31 2.6 MB 2001-08-01 - 2005-07-31 4.6 MB 2001-08-01 - 2005-07-31

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