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NPP Grassland: Pampa De Leman, Argentina, 1980-1982, R1

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Data setNPP Grassland: Pampa De Leman, Argentina, 1980-1982, R1
Release date2014-09-16
ProjectNet Primary Productivity (NPP)
Time Period1980-08-04 to 1982-03-31


This data set contains two ASCII files (.txt format). One file contains monthly productivity data measured on an arid dwarf-shrub steppe in northern Patagonia, Argentina from August 1980 to March 1982. The second file contains climate data recorded at a weather station set up onsite for the duration of the NPP study. Dynamics of above-ground biomass, dead matter, and litter were monitored at Pampa de Leman (-45.43 S, -69.83 W, Elevation 400 m) at monthly or bi-monthly intervals in a 1.5-hectare exclosure area protected from sheep grazing. The vegetative community is dominated by the dwarf shrub Nassauvia glomerulosa, with two grasses (Poa dusenii and Hordeum comosum). Annual above-ground net primary productivity (ANPP) of 78 g/m2/yr was estimated from the sum of the increase in above-ground biomass, dead matter, and litter.


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Bertiller, M.B. 2014. NPP Grassland: Pampa De Leman, Argentina, 1980-1982, R1. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Net Primary Productivity (NPP): NPP (net primary production) data from existing field measurements are being compiled for approximately 100 study sites covering several major world ecosystem types. These data are used by global change modelers to develop and validate models of vegetation-soil-atmosphere interactions within the global carbon cycle and to help calibrate remote sensing of vegetation worldwide

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
pmp_cli.txt 1.3 KB 1980-09-01 - 1982-03-31
pmp_npp.txt 2.4 KB 1980-08-04 - 1982-03-24


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