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LBA Regional Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.)

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Data setLBA Regional Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.)
Release date2003-09-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1992-01-01 to 1993-12-31


This data set is a subset of the 1-km global tree cover data set (DeFries et al. 1999) developed at the Laboratory for Global Remote Sensing Studies (LGRSS) at the University of Maryland. The subset was created for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America. The data are in ASCII GRID format.


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Defries, R.S., M.C. Hansen, J.R.G. Townshend, A.C. Janetos, and T.R. Loveland. 2003. LBA Regional Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.). 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
broadleaf.dat.gz 9.3 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
deciduous.dat.gz 9.7 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
evergreen.dat.gz 9.6 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
needleleaf.dat.gz 63.3 KB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31
treecover.dat.gz 9.7 MB 1992-01-01 - 1993-12-31

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