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LBA-ECO CD-32 LBA Model Intercomparison Project (LBA-MIP) Forcing Data

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Data setLBA-ECO CD-32 LBA Model Intercomparison Project (LBA-MIP) Forcing Data
Release date2013-08-05
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1999-01-01 to 2006-12-31


This data set provides gap-filled meteorological observations from nine Brazilian flux towers for periods between 1999 and 2006. The measurements include: air temperature, specific humidity, module of wind speed, downward long wave and shortwave radiation at the surface, surface pressure, precipitation, and carbon dioxide (CO2). These atmospheric data are provided at 1 hour time-steps. These data were used as the standardized forcing data input for the LBA Model Intercomparison Project (LBA-MIP). The LBA-MIP goal was to gain comparative understanding of ecosystem models that simulate energy, water, and CO2 fluxes over the LBA area. The task was to subject all the models to the same forcing and experimental protocol, and to compare the outputs. The protocol is provided as a companion file, lba_mip_protocol4.0_20100309.pdf. The source meteorological observations for the forcing data, from the nine Brazilian flux towers, were recently published as Saleska, et al. (2013). See related data sets. These source data were gap-filled according to the LBA-MIP standard protocol. Note that the CAX forest tower was not included in the MIP. See the companion file driver_data.pdf for additional gap-filling information. There are 34 data products with this data set and they are provided in both text (.txt) and ALMA-compliant NetCDF (.nc) formats. The files have been compressed into nine *.zip files according to site.


Data set reference document


de Goncalves, L.G.G., N. Restrepo-Coupe, H.R. da Rocha, S.R. Saleska, and R. Stockli. 2013. LBA-ECO CD-32 LBA Model Intercomparison Project (LBA-MIP) Forcing Data. 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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Companion Files

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  • CD32_LBA_MIP_Drivers.pdf
  • lba_mip_protocol4.0_20100309.pdf
  • driver_data.pdf
  • CD32_MIPDrivers_Sites.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude 2.0 MB 2004-01-01 - 2006-12-31 9.82S50.16W 1.6 MB 2000-01-01 - 2002-12-31 10.08S61.93W 2.4 MB 1999-01-01 - 2003-12-31 1.75S51.45W 1.9 MB 2002-01-01 - 2004-12-31 2.86S54.96W 1.8 MB 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31 10.76S62.36W 3.0 MB 2002-01-01 - 2005-12-31 2.50S To 2.61S60.00W To 60.21W 2.0 MB 2001-01-01 - 2003-12-31 3.02S54.97W 2.7 MB 2001-01-01 - 2005-12-31 3.02S54.89W 2.1 MB 2001-01-01 - 2003-12-31 21.62S47.65W


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