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LBA-ECO CD-36 South American Land Data Assimilation System Atmospheric Forcing Data

Data Set Overview

Data setLBA-ECO CD-36 South American Land Data Assimilation System Atmospheric Forcing Data
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1162
Release date2013-06-03
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2000-01-01 to 2004-12-31

Description

This data set provides South American Land Data Assimilation System (SALDAS) forcing data including atmospheric fields necessary for land surface modeling for South America which are derived by combining modeled and observation based sources. The forcing data cover the entire continent of South America at 0.125 degree resolution and are built around the model-calculated values of air temperature, wind speed and specific humidity at two meters, surface pressure, downward shortwave and longwave surface radiation, and precipitation from the South American Regional Reanalysis (SARR). These SARR data (Aravequia et al. 2007), which were released in 2006 by INPE/CPTEC, are a medium-term, dynamically consistent, high-resolution (0.125 degree), high-frequency, atmospheric dataset covering South America. The forcing data are available at a 3-hourly time step for a 5-year period from 2000 to 2004. There are 60 monthly *.zip files with each zipped file containing ~240 3-hourly time step data files for that particular month in NetCDF format. Each zipped file is approximately one GB in size.

Documentation

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Citation

de Goncalves, L.G.G., W.J. Shuttleworth, D. Vila, E. Larroza, M.J. Bottino, D.L. Herdies, J.A. Aravequia, J.G. de Mattos, D.L. Toll, M. Rodell, and P. Houser. 2013. LBA-ECO CD-36 South American Land Data Assimilation System Atmospheric Forcing Data. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1162
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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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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
200002.zip 605.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200003.zip 642.3 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200006.zip 608.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200405.zip 634.4 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200305.zip 634.8 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200004.zip 618.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200210.zip 629.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200209.zip 604.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200204.zip 615.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200103.zip 641.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200110.zip 637.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200306.zip 611.5 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200101.zip 647.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200412.zip 641.5 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200211.zip 613.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200304.zip 615.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200408.zip 621.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200108.zip 626.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200205.zip 629.8 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200406.zip 610.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200111.zip 621.5 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200411.zip 620.3 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200206.zip 607.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200001.zip 640.4 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200308.zip 632.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200208.zip 628.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200203.zip 638.4 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200105.zip 631.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200009.zip 611.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200303.zip 637.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200301.zip 641.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200309.zip 612.6 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200302.zip 574.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200008.zip 625.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200401.zip 641.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200012.zip 643.3 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200403.zip 637.6 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200407.zip 629.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200402.zip 601.6 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200312.zip 643.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200010.zip 631.6 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200207.zip 627.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200104.zip 615.4 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200011.zip 622.7 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200106.zip 606.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200107.zip 627.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200102.zip 581.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200007.zip 625.6 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200307.zip 625.8 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200310.zip 637.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200005.zip 633.4 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200212.zip 635.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200112.zip 643.5 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200409.zip 608.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200201.zip 640.4 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200404.zip 618.3 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200202.zip 577.3 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200311.zip 619.5 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200109.zip 608.9 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31
200410.zip 637.2 MB 2000-01-01 - 2004-12-31

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