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: LBA Regional Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.)Data Set: LBA Regional Tree Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (DeFries et al.)
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.
Detailed Documentation: Data Set Reference Document
DeFries, R. S., M. 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.). Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/686
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All Data Taken At Latitude: 10.00N To 25.00S, Longitude: 30.00W To 85.00W
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