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LBA-ECO CD-08 Tropical Forest Ecosystem Respiration, Manaus, Brazil

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Data setLBA-ECO CD-08 Tropical Forest Ecosystem Respiration, Manaus, Brazil
Release date2009-02-16
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere


Leaf, live wood (tree stem), and soil respiration were measured along with additional environmental factors over a 1-yr period in a Central Amazon terra firme forest and are provided in this data set as three comma delimited data files. Investigations were carried out at an INPA reserve located along the ZF2 road at km 34 [LBA 34] on two 20 x 2500 m permanent forest inventory plots referred to as the Jacaranda plots (-2.6091 degrees S, -60.2093 degrees W). These long and narrow plots capture ecosystem variation associated with the undulating local topography. Leaf respiration measurements were also made at the tower located at ZF-2 road (km 14 [LBA 14]. Leaf respiration was measured during July and August 2001, woody respiration in August 2000 and June 2001, and soil respiration between July 2000 and June 2001 at 4 to 6-wk intervals. Understanding how tropical forest carbon balance will respond to global change requires knowledge of individual heterotrophic and autotrophic respiratory sources, together with factors that control respiratory variability. These data were used to estimate ecosystem leaf, live wood and soil respiration with detailed information provided in Chambers et al. (2004).

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Chambers, J.Q., E.S. Tribuzy, L.C. Toledo, B.F. Crispim, N. Higuchi, J. dos Santos, A.C. Araujo, B. Kruijt, A.D. Nobre, and S.E. Trumbore. 2009. LBA-ECO CD-08 Tropical Forest Ecosystem Respiration, Manaus, Brazil. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/912.
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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 SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
CD-08_Manaus_ZF2_tree_stem_respiration_data.csv 29.3 KB 2000-07-29 - 2001-08-15 2.59S To 2.61S60.12W To 60.21W
CD-08_Manaus_ZF2_Jacaranda_plot_leaf_respiration_data.csv 27.4 KB 2000-07-29 - 2001-08-15 2.33S60.06W
CD-08_Manaus_ZF2_Jacaranda_plot_soil_respiration_data.csv 24.6 KB 2000-07-29 - 2001-08-15 2.33S60.06W


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