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


DatasetLBA-ECO LC-15 Amazon Basin Aboveground Live Biomass Distribution Map: 1990-2000
Release date2009-01-16
Time period1990-01-01 to 2000-12-31

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Citations320152017Publications citing this dataset
Downloads11722008-12-232017-12-145064 total files downloaded


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.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
LC15_amazon_biomass.tfw 216 B 1990-01-01 to 2000-12-31
LC15_amazon_biomass.tif 24.8MB 1990-01-01 to 2000-12-31
LC15_amazon_biomass.dsr 714 B 1990-01-01 to 2000-12-31
LC15_bounding_coordinates.txt 71 B 1990-01-01 to 2000-12-31

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