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LBA-ECO TG-03 Solar Surface Irradiance and PAR, Brazilian Amazon: 1999-2004

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Data setLBA-ECO TG-03 Solar Surface Irradiance and PAR, Brazilian Amazon: 1999-2004
Release date2012-11-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1999-01-01 to 2004-12-31


This data set includes solar surface irradiance from Kipp and Zonen CM-21 pyranometers, both total unfiltered and filtered (RG695), and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) from Skye-Probetech SKE-510 PAR sensors. Measurements were made at six sites acrosss the Brazilian Amazon during the period from 1999 to 2004. These sites were co-located with AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork) program sites. There are 17 comma-delimited data files (.csv) with this data set. The AERONET program is an inclusive federation of ground-based remote sensing aerosol networks established by AERONET and the PHOtometrie pour le Traitement Operationnel de Normalisation Satellitaire (PHOTONS) and greatly expanded by AEROCAN (the Canadian sunphotometer network) and other agency, institute and university partners. The goal is to assess aerosol optical properties and validate satellite retrievals of those properties. The network imposes standardization of instruments, calibration, and processing.


Data set reference document


Schafer, J.S., T.F. Eck, B.N. Holben, P.E. Artaxo, M.A. Yamasoe, and S. Procopio. 2012. LBA-ECO TG-03 Solar Surface Irradiance and PAR, Brazilian Amazon: 1999-2004. 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 SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
BE_2003_2004_L15_fil.csv 3.0 MB 2003-08-29 - 2004-12-31 2.65S54.95W
RB_2000_2004_L15_pyr.csv 13.6 MB 2000-08-07 - 2004-12-31 9.96S67.87W
AH_2002_2004_L15_fil.csv 9.7 MB 2002-07-15 - 2004-12-31 10.76S62.36W
RB_2000_2001_L20_par.csv 4.0 MB 2000-08-27 - 2001-08-26 9.96S67.87W
AF_2003_2004_L15_fil.csv 4.9 MB 2003-10-25 - 2004-12-31 9.87S56.10W
AH_1999_2004_L15_pyr.csv 31.6 MB 1999-01-22 - 2004-12-31 10.76S62.36W
BE_1999_2004_L15_pyr.csv 29.5 MB 1999-09-21 - 2004-12-31 2.65S54.95W
AF_1999_2004_L15_pyr.csv 26.9 MB 1999-01-26 - 2004-12-31 9.87S56.10W
BA_2000_2002_L20_par.csv 15.1 MB 2000-05-18 - 2002-05-28 1.92S59.49W
CB_2003_2004_L15_fil.csv 7.3 MB 2003-08-27 - 2004-12-31 15.73S56.02W
BA_2002_2003_L15_fil.csv 3.9 MB 2002-08-01 - 2003-12-31 1.92S59.49W
BA_1999_2004_L15_pyr.csv 24.8 MB 1999-09-25 - 2004-01-19 1.92S59.49W
AF_1999_2004_L20_par.csv 29.0 MB 1999-01-26 - 2004-08-30 9.87S56.10W
RB_2002_2004_L15_fil.csv 9.2 MB 2002-07-23 - 2004-12-31 9.96S67.87W
AH_1999_2002_L20_par.csv 16.0 MB 1999-01-22 - 2002-06-13 10.76S62.36W
CB_2001_2004_L15_pyr.csv 14.2 MB 2001-04-11 - 2004-12-31 15.73S56.02W
CB_2001_2002_L20_par.csv 5.1 MB 2001-04-11 - 2002-12-19 15.73S56.02W

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