Project: LBAProject: LBA
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?"
Data Set: JERS-1 SAR Global Rain Forest Mapping Project: South America, 1995-1996, Vol. AM-1Data Set: JERS-1 SAR Global Rain Forest Mapping Project: South America, 1995-1996, Vol. AM-1
This data set contains four ISO images of a CD-ROM set from the Japanese Earth Resources Satellite 1 (JERS-1)Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) of the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA); in particular, radar images of South America. The data have been "mosaicked" into mosaic tiles; each of which consists of about 50 JERS-1 scenes. The data were acquired between September and December 1995 (low flood season for the reiver) and between May and July of 1996. This data set consitutdes the first-ever high resolution and single season coverage of the entire Amazon river basin and is made possible by the cloud penetrating properties of the radar sensor. In addition, gif imagery of topography and slope from the GTOPO30 Global 30 Arc Second Elevation data set are also included. The CD-ROM contains four volumes, each distributed as a single iso image. Once extrapolated, each CD-ROM has the same documentation, but links to a different set of mosaic tiles.
Detailed Documentation: Data Set Reference Document
Chapman, B., A. Rosenqvist, and A. Wong. 2001. JERS-1 SAR Global Rain Forest Mapping Project: Vol. AM-1, South America Data Set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/582
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All Data Taken At Latitude: 5.20N To 20.00S, Longitude: 49.40W To 79.60W
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