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LBA Regional Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1832-1990

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Data setLBA Regional Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1832-1990
Release date2004-01-28
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1832-07-01 to 1990-12-31


This data set consists of a subset of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Version 1 database for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 to 30 degrees W, latitude 25 degrees S to 10 degrees N). There are three files available, one each for precipitation, temperature, and pressure data. Within this subset the oldest data date from 1832 and the most recent from 1990. More information about LBA and links to other LBA project sites can be found at


Data set reference document


Vose, R.S., R.L. Schmoyer, P.M. Steurer, T.C. Peterson, R. Heim, T.R. Karl, and J.K. Eischeid. 2002. LBA Regional Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1832-1990. 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_inventory_readme.txt
  • invent.for

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
newlba_ghcnprecip.dat 1.5 MB 1832-07-01 - 1990-12-31 lba.precip.statinv
newlba_ghcnpress.dat 278.2 KB 1832-07-01 - 1990-12-31
newlba_ghcntemp.dat 514.2 KB 1832-07-01 - 1990-12-31 lba.temp.statinv

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