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LBA Regional Boundary for the Amazon and Tocantins River Basins, 5-min

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Data setLBA Regional Boundary for the Amazon and Tocantins River Basins, 5-min
Release date2003-09-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1972-01-01


This data set is an expanded version of the Costa et al. (2000) data set and consists of a single grid with values of 1 for cells within the basins and 0 for cells outside. The resolution of the data set is 5 x 5 min (approximately 9 x 9 km). The area of this data set is consistent with the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America. The data file is in ASCII GRID format.


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Costa, M.H., C.H.C. Oliveira, R.G. Andrade, T.R. Bustamante, F.A. Silva, and M.T. Coe. 2003. LBA Regional Boundary for the Amazon and Tocantins River Basins, 5-min. 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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lba_basin.dat.gz 3.7 KB 1972-01-01 - 1972-12-31


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