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LBA-ECO LC-22 Field Validation of MODIS Deforestation Detection, Brazil, 2005

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-22 Field Validation of MODIS Deforestation Detection, Brazil, 2005
Release date2014-12-16
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2005-03-17


This data set contains field observations, corresponding GPS points, and point and polygons of deforested areas in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, for the period March 17-24, 2005. Fieldwork was conducted in the regions surrounding Sinop, Mato Grosso, with specific emphasis on large clearings occurring in the Xingu Basin. The field campaign was designed to validate preliminary MODIS deforestation products designed to detect deforestation during the wet season. There are five data files with this data set. This includes four shapefiles (.shp) and one comma-separated file (.csv).


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Defries, R.S., Y.E. Shimabukuro, D.C. Morton, L.O. Anderson, and F.D.B. Espirito-Santo. 2014. LBA-ECO LC-22 Field Validation of MODIS Deforestation Detection, Brazil, 2005. 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 2.1 KB 2005-03-17 - 2005-03-24 12.0 KB 2005-03-17 - 2005-03-24 6.3 KB 2005-03-17 - 2005-03-24
gps_points_march05.csv 20.7 KB 2005-03-17 - 2005-03-24 21.6 KB 2005-03-17 - 2005-03-24

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