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LBA-ECO CD-17 Secondary Forest Survey, Para and Rondonia, Brazil: 2002-2003

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Data setLBA-ECO CD-17 Secondary Forest Survey, Para and Rondonia, Brazil: 2002-2003
Release date2014-10-17
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1999-07-13 to 2003-11-01


This data set provides measurements for diameter at breast height (DBH), tree height, distance from tree stems to the furthest canopy element, and a species survey of secondary forests in Para and Rondonia, Brazil, from 2002-2003. The forest areas were defined as Type A and Type B stands. Measurements were made in the overstory, understory, and midstory of each stand. Type A stands were sampled intensively, with the goal of providing high-fidelity spatial information about the 3-dimensional structure of the stand. These stands were 60 x 60-m (0.36-ha) areas divided into 10 x 10-m grids of uniform clearing and abandonment history and were identifiable from Landsat images. Type B stands were sampled extensively, with the goal of providing unbiased estimates of biomass, along with some information about the vertical structure of the stand and of spatial variability. These stands were polygons of uniform clearing and afforestation history based on multitemporal Landsat imagery, and varied in size and shape. The Landsat files provide classified land cover for each scene and can be used as a time series to evaluate land cover change over time. Each Landsat file is a geolocated land cover map based on 30-m Landsat data. NOTE: There were additional files which could not be archived due to file problems. Data Quality Statement: The Data Center has determined that this data set has missing or incomplete data, metadata, or other documentation resulting in diminished usability of this product. Known Problems: Some unresolved issues remain where data values are inconsistent with the variable descriptions provided with the data set. The site identification and plot identification values are not consistently used in all three data files. The variables are not adequately described.


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Salas, W.A., D.S. Alves, M.J. Ducey, D.J. Zarin, and J. Qi. 2014. LBA-ECO CD-17 Secondary Forest Survey, Para and Rondonia, Brazil: 2002-2003. 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 SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
ruropolis_20000828r_classified.tif 57.4 MB 2000-08-28 4.10S54.91W
rondonia_20010802r_classified.tif 65.6 MB 2001-08-02 9.69S63.33W
CD17_Canopy_Data.csv 2.1 MB 2002-10-05 - 2003-11-01 1.67S To 9.69S47.75W To 63.33W
saofrancisco_20020907r_classified.tif 57.1 MB 2002-09-07 1.67S47.75W
CD17_Regeneration_Data.csv 202.1 KB 2002-10-01 - 2003-10-01 1.67S To 9.69S47.75W To 63.33W
rondonia_20020805r_classified.tif 63.3 MB 2002-08-05 9.69S63.33W
saofrancisco_19990713r_classified.tif 58.3 MB 1999-07-13 1.67S47.75W
rondonia_20030520r_classified.tif 63.2 MB 2003-05-20 9.69S63.33W
saofrancisco_20010803r_classified.tif 57.0 MB 2001-08-03 1.67S47.75W
CD17_Study_Area_Summary.csv 2.6 KB 2002-10-05 - 2003-11-01 1.67S To 9.69S47.75W To 63.33W
saofrancisco_20000731r_classified.tif 56.9 MB 2000-07-31 1.67S47.75W
ruropolis_19990810r_classified.tif 57.1 MB 1999-08-10 4.10S54.91W
ruropolis_20010730r_classified.tif 57.1 MB 2001-07-30 4.10S54.91W

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