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LBA-ECO LC-07 Monthly Inundated Areas, Amazon, Orinoco and Pantanal Basins: 1978-1987

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1051
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Release Date2011-12-20
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Description

This data set reports the monthly record of inundated area, in square km, for six floodplain and open water regions in South America. The following floodplains were analyzed: (1) mainstem Amazon River floodplain in Brazil; (2) Llanos de Mojos (Beni and Mamore rivers) in Bolivia; (3) Bananal Island (Araguaia River) in Brazil; (4) Roraima savannas (Branco and Rupununi rivers) in Brazil and Guyana; (5) Llanos del Orinoco (Apure and Meta rivers) in Venezuela and Colombia; and (6) Pantanal wetland (Paraguay River) in Brazil. Flooded area was estimated at monthly intervals from December 1978 through August 1987 for the Amazon mainstem region and from January 1979 through August 1987 for the other five regions. Inundated area was determined from SMMR (Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer) passive microwave data. Area estimates include permanent open water as well as land subject to seasonal inundation. This data set contains five data files: two comma-delimited (.csv) ASCII data files providing the monthly inundation area values for six floodplain and open water regions in South America; a compressed (.zip) file providing seventeen ESRI Shape files for the region bounding polygons; and two .csv files providing information about the region bounding polygons and latitude/longitude verticies.

Science Keywords

  • LAND SURFACE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SURFACE WATER
  • SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS
  • DISCHARGE/FLOW
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SURFACE WATER
  • SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS
  • FLOODS
  • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
  • SURFACE WATER
  • SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS
  • INUNDATION

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Hamilton, S.K., S.J. Sippel, and J.M. Melack. 2011. LBA-ECO LC-07 Monthly Inundated Areas, Amazon, Orinoco and Pantanal Basins: 1978-1987. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1051

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Data File (Granule)SizeDatesLatLon
LC07_SMMR_Mainstem_bounds_of_reaches.csv 5.3KB 1978-12-01 to 1987-08-31 -2.00 to -5.00-52.00 to -70.00
LC07_SMMR_region_bounds.csv 7.9KB 1978-12-01 to 1987-08-31 -2.00 to -7.75-52.00 to -72.00
LC07_SMMR_ESRI.zip 26.8KB 1978-12-01 to 1987-08-31 -1.75 to -16.00-54.00 to -70.00
LC07_SMMR_Amazon_flooded_area_by_reach.csv 10.2KB 1978-12-01 to 1987-08-31 -2.00 to -5.00-52.00 to -70.00
LC07_all_SMMR_regions_monthly.csv 7.2KB 1978-12-01 to 1987-08-31 10.00 to -21.00-49.50 to -72.00

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  • LC07_SMMR_Inundated_Area.pdf