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LBA-ECO LC-08 Soil, Vegetation, and Land Cover Maps for Brazil and South America

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-08 Soil, Vegetation, and Land Cover Maps for Brazil and South America
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1155
Release date2013-04-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1981-01-01 to 1991-12-31

Description

This data set provides (1) soil maps for Brazil that are digital versions of the MAPA DE SOLOS DO BRASIL (EMBRAPA, 1981) classified at three levels of detail, 19-class, 70-class and 249-class; (2) vegetation maps for Brazil that are digital versions of the MAPA DE VEGETACAO DO BRASIL (IBGE, 1988) classified at three levels of detail, 13-class, 59-class, and an overprint (combination) class; and (3) a land cover map for all of South America that was derived from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data over the time period 1987 through 1991 (Stone et al., 1994). The seven soil, vegetation, and general land cover classification maps are provided as GeoTIFF files (*.tif) files. There are also three companion files (.pdf), one each, for the soil, vegetation, and land cover maps, with information on map units, class values, codes, and descriptions.

Documentation

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Citation

Bliss, N. 2013. LBA-ECO LC-08 Soil, Vegetation, and Land Cover Maps for Brazil and South America. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1155
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Project

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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Companion Files

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  • SA_lc_Map_41class_aux.pdf
  • LC08_EOS_Maps.pdf
  • BrazilVegMap_class_aux.pdf
  • Brazil_Soils_Map_class_aux.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
BrazilVegMap_13class.tif 44.4 MB 1981-01-01 - 1991-12-31 5.50N To 34.00S30.00W To 74.00W
Brazil_Soils_Map_19class.tif 50.7 MB 1981-01-01 - 1991-12-31 5.50N To 34.00S30.00W To 74.00W
BrazilVegMap_OverprintCodes.tif 44.4 MB 1981-01-01 - 1991-12-31 5.50N To 34.00S30.00W To 74.00W
SA_lc_Map_41class.tif 79.0 MB 1981-01-01 - 1991-12-31 12.47N To 34.84S34.84W To 81.36W
BrazilVegMap_59class.tif 44.4 MB 1981-01-01 - 1991-12-31 5.50N To 34.00S30.00W To 74.00W
Brazil_Soils_Map_70class.tif 50.7 MB 1981-01-01 - 1991-12-31 5.50N To 34.00S30.00W To 74.00W
Brazil_Soils_Map_249class.tif 50.7 MB 1981-01-01 - 1991-12-31 5.50N To 34.00S30.00W To 74.00W

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