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LBA-ECO LC-08 Ecosystem Demography Model Estimated C, NPP, and Biomass For Amazonia

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-08 Ecosystem Demography Model Estimated C, NPP, and Biomass For Amazonia
Release date2012-06-29
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1987-01-01 to 1988-12-31


This data set provides Ecosystem Demography Model (ED) estimates of potential above-ground net primary production (NPP) (kg C/m2/y), potential average live biomass (kg C/m2), and potential average soil carbon (kg C/m2) for the Brazilian Amazon at 1 degree resolution. Ecosystem Demography Model predicts both ecosystem structure (e.g. above and below-ground biomass, vegetation height and basal area, and soil carbon stocks) and corresponding ecosystem fluxes (e.g. NPP, NEP, and evapotranspiration) from climate, soil, and land-use inputs. Estimates for the Brazilian Amazon include the effects of natural disturbances such as windthrow and fire, but do not include the effects of human land use. To produce these estimates, ED was forced with ISLSCP I data for 1987 and 1988 and averaged into a single average year (Moorcroft et al., 2001). The data are provided for the three estimates in both ASCII text and in NetCDF formatted files.


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Moorcroft, P.R., G.C. Hurtt, and S.W. Pacala. 2012. LBA-ECO LC-08 Ecosystem Demography Model Estimated C, NPP, and Biomass For Amazonia. 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 82.3 KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31
ED_SA_v1_NPP.txt 163.6 KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31
ED_SA_v1_Biomass.txt 46.2 KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31 9.5 KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31 9.5 KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31
ED_SA_v1_Soil.txt 46.0 KB 1987-01-01 - 1988-12-31

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