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LBA-ECO CD-15 LAI and Productivity Data, km 67, Tapajos National Forest: 2003-2004

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Data setLBA-ECO CD-15 LAI and Productivity Data, km 67, Tapajos National Forest: 2003-2004
Release date2013-06-17
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2003-12-10 to 2004-12-03


This data set provides mean leaf area index (LAI), dendrometry band measurements, and litterfall mass from samples collected at the km 67 research site, Topajos National Forest, Para, Brazil. Litterfall collections were from January 23, 2004 through December 3, 2004, dendrometer measurements were monthly between December 2003 and December 2004, and LAI measurements were collected from January 26, 2004 through November 3, 2004. All measurements were taken at the km 67 site in the Tapajos National Forest. This site is situated in an area of Amazonian primary tropical forest belonging to the municipality of Belterra, Para, Brazil. The forest is mostly evergreen with a few deciduous species. The canopy is characterized by large emergent trees up to 55-m tall, with a closed canopy at approximately 40-m; there are few indications of recent anthropogenic disturbance other than hunting trails. Measurement plots (50) were established along 4 transects at the site and within each plot, 5 subplots were established. The longest transect (25 m x 500 m) was the location of 20 (25 m x 25 m) plots. The other 3 transects (25 m x 250 m) contain 10 plots per transect. Note that the assignment of plots to transects is not provided. There are four comma-delimited data files (.csv) with this data set.


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Costa, M.H., and W.B. Cohen. 2013. LBA-ECO CD-15 LAI and Productivity Data, km 67, Tapajos National Forest: 2003-2004. 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 SizeDates
CD15_Dendrometer_measurements_2003_2004.csv 152.1 KB 2003-12-10 - 2004-12-03
CD15_Litterfall_km67_2004.csv 57.7 KB 2004-01-23 - 2004-12-03
CD15_LAI_2004.csv 18.0 KB 2004-01-26 - 2004-11-03
CD15_dendrometry_dates.csv 5.9 KB 2003-12-10 - 2004-12-03

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