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LBA-ECO LC-09 Vegetation Composition and Structure in the Brazilian Amazon: 1992-1995

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-09 Vegetation Composition and Structure in the Brazilian Amazon: 1992-1995
Release date2009-08-27
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1992-01-01 to 1995-12-31


This data set contains two files with vegetation data for five Amazonian sites: Altamira, Bragantina, Tome-Acu, and Ponta de Pedras, all in the state of Para, and Yapu, Colombia. One file describes vegetation composition and structure (basal area, biomass, species composition) with different land use histories for all five study sites; the second file describes more specific information about individual plant characteristics (family/species names, DBH, stem and total plant height) within each plot.


Data set reference document


Brondizio, E.S., M. Batistella, and E.F. Moran. 2009. LBA-ECO LC-09 Vegetation Composition and Structure in the Brazilian Amazon: 1992-1995. 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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  • LC09_Vegetation_Composition.pdf
  • LC09_Vegetation_sampling_scheme.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
LC09_Vegetation_Composition_Structure.csv 20.0 KB 1992-01-01 - 1995-12-31
VegetationSpecies_PlotData.csv 2.4 MB 1992-01-01 - 1995-12-31

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