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LBA Regional Wetlands Data Set, 1-Degree (Matthews and Fung)

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Data setLBA Regional Wetlands Data Set, 1-Degree (Matthews and Fung)
Release date2003-09-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1971-01-01 to 1982-01-01


This data set is a subset of a global database compiled by Matthews and Fung (1987) on the distribution and environmental characteristics of natural wetlands. The global database was developed to evaluate the role of wetlands in the annual emission of methane from terrestrial sources. This subset was created for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America.


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Matthews, E.G., and I. Fung. 2003. LBA Regional Wetlands Data Set, 1-Degree (Matthews and Fung). 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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giss_wetlands.tar.gz 2.4 KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01

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