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Pre-LBA Amazonian Region Micrometeorological Experiment (ARME) Data

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Data setPre-LBA Amazonian Region Micrometeorological Experiment (ARME) Data
Release date2008-10-31
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1983-09-01 to 1986-09-01


The Amazonian Region Micrometeorological Experiment (ARME) data contain micrometeorological data (climate, interception of precipitation, mircometeorology and soil moisture) on the elements of the energy balance and evapotranspiration for the Amazonian forest. ASCII text data files for each of the four data types have been zipped toghether. One of the many scientific findings of this experiment was that tropical forest does not experience water stress due to the lack of precipitation, during periods when evapotranspiration is at the potential rate (Shuttleworth, 1988). ARME data types include climate (meteorological), interception of precipitation, micrometeorology, and soil moisture. These data are described in the Data Description section below.


Data set reference document


Fisch, G., J.H. Gash, C.A. Nobre, W.J. Shuttleworth, and ARME Team Members. 2008. Pre-LBA Amazonian Region Micrometeorological Experiment (ARME) Data . 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 2.7 KB 1983-09-01 - 1986-09-01 2.2 KB 1983-09-01 - 1986-09-01 24.5 KB 1983-09-01 - 1986-09-01 238.0 KB 1983-09-01 - 1986-09-01

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