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LBA Regional Potential Vegetation, 5-min (Ramankutty and Foley)

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Data setLBA Regional Potential Vegetation, 5-min (Ramankutty and Foley)
Release date2003-09-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1900-01-01 to 1992-01-01


The data set consists of a subset for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 deg to 30 deg W, latitude 25 deg S to 10 deg N) of the 5-min resolution Global Potential Vegetation data set developed by Navin Ramankutty and Jon Foley at the University of Wisconsin. Data are available in both ASCII GRID and binary image file formats.The original map was derived at a 5-min resolution and contains natural vegetation classified into 15 types.


Data set reference document


Ramankutty, N., and J.A. Foley. 2002. LBA Regional Potential Vegetation, 5-min (Ramankutty and Foley). 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
potveg.dat.gz 31.1 KB 1900-10-10 - 1992-01-01

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