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Pre-LBA CABARE Mapped Land Surface and Vegetation Characteristics, Rondonia, Brazil

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Data setPre-LBA CABARE Mapped Land Surface and Vegetation Characteristics, Rondonia, Brazil
Release date2009-02-05
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1978-01-01 to 1994-12-31


Surface parameter digital maps of vegetation, soil, and topography were obtained for Rondonia, Brazil, covering the 5x5 degree region bounded by 13-8 degrees S and 65-60 degrees W. Numerical maps of the natural landscape structure were prepared by digitizing existing 1:1,000,000 maps. Satellite data give information about the most recent modifications of the surface due to human activities. This mapping work was the first step of a mesoscale meteorological modeling program (Calvet et al., 1997) in forested and deforested Southwestern Amazonia (Rondonia, Brazil). This work was performed in the framework of a research program (CABARE) supported by the European Union, CEC Environment Program. Data are provided in ArcGIS ArcInfo grid ascii format for the following surface parameters: Elevation of terrain of the Rondonia region (altitude.txt) LANDSAT-derived vegetation classification of the Rondonia region in 1993-1994 (classify.txt) Soil classification of the Rondonia region (soil.txt) Sand and Clay of the Rondonia region (sand.txt and clay.txt) Vegetation classification of the Rondonia region from RADAMBRASIL (Macedo et al., 1979) (vegetation.txt)


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Alvala, R.C.S., G. Jaubert, C.A. Nobre, I.R. Wright, J. Noilhan, and J.C. Calvet. 2009. Pre-LBA CABARE Mapped Land Surface and Vegetation Characteristics, Rondonia, Brazil. 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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  • clay.gif
  • sand.gif
  • vegetation.gif
  • altveg_land.gif
  • soil.gif
  • altitude.gif
  • Pre_LBA_CABARE.pdf
  • classify.gif
  • silt.gif

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
classify.txt 50.0 MB 1978-01-01 - 1994-12-31
clay.txt 1.1 MB 1978-01-01 - 1994-12-31
vegetation.txt 1.0 MB 1978-01-01 - 1994-12-31
soil.txt 1.0 MB 1978-01-01 - 1994-12-31
altitude.txt 1.4 MB 1978-01-01 - 1994-12-31
sand.txt 1.1 MB 1978-01-01 - 1994-12-31

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