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LBA-ECO LC-22 Land Cover from MODIS Vegetation Indices, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-22 Land Cover from MODIS Vegetation Indices, Mato Grosso, Brazil
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1185
Release date2013-09-09
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2000-09-01 to 2004-12-31

Description

This data set provides land cover classifications for Mato Grosso, Brazil, for the years 2000-2001 and 2003-2004. The classifications were derived from annual vegetation phenology information from a time series of Collection 4, 16-day Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), and the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) vegetation data, at 250-m resolution. A decision tree classifier was trained using field observations and Landsat TM data of land cover from 2003-2004 to identify seven land-cover classes. The classifier was applied to the 2000-2001 and 2003-2004 MODIS ENVI and EVI data. There are two GeoTIFF (.tif) files with this data set.

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Citation

Morton, D.C., R.S. Defries, and Y.E. Shimabukuro. 2013. LBA-ECO LC-22 Land Cover from MODIS Vegetation Indices, Mato Grosso, Brazil. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1185
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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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  • LC22_MODIS_Phenology_Mato_Grosso.pdf
  • morton_mato_grosso_land_cover_chapter_lba_archive.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Mato_Grosso_2000_2001_classification_from_modis_phenology.tif 32.8 MB 2000-09-01 - 2001-12-31
Mato_Grosso_2003_2004_classification_from_modis_phenology.tif 32.8 MB 2003-01-01 - 2004-12-31

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