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LBA-ECO LC-15 Amazon Basin Aboveground Live Biomass Distribution Map: 1990-2000

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-15 Amazon Basin Aboveground Live Biomass Distribution Map: 1990-2000
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/908
Release date2009-01-16
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1990-01-01 to 2000-12-31

Description

This data set provides a single raster image containing the spatial distribution of aboveground live forest biomass of the Amazon basin. This product was derived using a methodology based on a combination of land cover map, remote sensing derived metrics, and more than 500 forest plots distributed over the basin (Saatchi, et al., 2007). The distributed map was produced in ENVI, in Tiff format and it contains forest biomass divided among 11 classes at 1 km spatial resolution with reasonable accuracy (better than 70%). Remote sensing and ground data used in this product were collected from 1990-2000. The Biomass map represents average biomass distribution over the Amazon basin over this period and was used to estimate the total carbon stock of the basin, including the dead and belowground biomass.

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Saatchi, S.S., R.A. Houghton, D.S. Alves, and B. Nelson. 2009. LBA-ECO LC-15 Amazon Basin Aboveground Live Biomass Distribution Map: 1990-2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/908
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Project

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
LC15_amazon_biomass.tfw 216 B 1990-01-01 - 2000-12-31
LC15_amazon_biomass.tif 24.8 MB 1990-01-01 - 2000-12-31
LC15_amazon_biomass.dsr 714 B 1990-01-01 - 2000-12-31
LC15_bounding_coordinates.txt 71 B 1990-01-01 - 2000-12-31

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