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LBA-ECO LC-07 Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Balbina Reservoir, Brazil

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-07 Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Balbina Reservoir, Brazil
Release date2013-02-13
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2004-07-05 to 2006-02-15


This data set provides flux measurements of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from surface waters to the atmosphere. It also provides CH4, CO2, and oxygen (O2) concentrations of surface water, and concentrations measured at several depths of the Balbina Reservoir in the central Amazon Basin, Amazonas, Brazil. The Balbina Reservoir was formed by impounding the Uatuma River in 1987. Reservoir surface water samples, bottom water samples, and gas samples from static flux enclosures were collected at 10 to 14 sites at monthly intervals between April and November of 2005, and 6 times in February, 2006. Water samples to determine the vertical profiles of temperature, dissolved O2, CH4, and CO2 were collected during the rainy and dry seasons immediately above the dam between September 2004 and February 2006. Water samples were collected downstream from the dam from July 2004 - November 2005 for analysis of CH4 and CO2 concentrations. There are three comma-delimited data files with this data set.


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Kemenes, A., B.R. Forsberg, and J.M. Melack. 2013. LBA-ECO LC-07 Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Balbina Reservoir, Brazil. 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
LC07_Depth_profiles_gas_measurements.csv 7.9 KB 2004-07-05 - 2005-11-16 0.86S To 1.98S59.17W To 60.74W
LC07_Downstream_gas_measurements.csv 3.6 KB 2004-07-19 - 2005-11-13 0.86S To 1.98S59.17W To 60.74W
LC07_Reservoir_gas_measurements.csv 10.7 KB 2004-07-05 - 2006-02-15 1.73S To 1.92S59.17W To 59.50W

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