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LBA-ECO CD-08 Carbon Isotopes in Belowground Carbon Pools, Amazonas and Para, Brazil

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Data setLBA-ECO CD-08 Carbon Isotopes in Belowground Carbon Pools, Amazonas and Para, Brazil
Release date2011-08-22
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1992-05-01 to 1999-07-05


This data set contains carbon isotope signatures from soil organic matter collected from the following sites: the forests of the ZF-2 INPA reserve approximately 80 km north of the city of Manaus, Amazon; the Tapajos National Forest approximately 83 km south of the city of Santarem, Para; and the Fazenda Vitoria, a ranch near the city of Paragominas, Para. Samples from the Fazenda Vitoria were from degraded and managed pasture sites as well as mature and secondary forests. In addition,carbon isotope signatures from roots sorted by size class, hand-picked from soil pits in the Flona Tapajos and Fazenda Vitoria, are included, as are carbon isotope signatures from soil gases from samples collected at the Fazenda Vitoria. There are 4 ASCII data files with this data set.


Data set reference document


Telles, E.D.C., P.B. de Camargo, L.A. Martinelli, S.E. Trumbore, E.S. da Costa, J. Santos, N. Higuchi, R.C.D. Oliveira, and D. Markewitz. 2011. LBA-ECO CD-08 Carbon Isotopes in Belowground Carbon Pools, Amazonas and Para, 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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  • CD08_C_Isotopes_Belowground.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude
C_isotopes_SOM_Paragominas_1996.csv 11.3 KB 1992-05-01 - 1999-07-05 2.98S47.52W
C_isotopes_roots_and_SOM_Tapajos_and_Manaus.csv 7.7 KB 1992-05-01 - 1999-07-05 2.50S To 3.02S54.97W To 60.21W
C_isotopes_soil_CO2_Paragominas.csv 10.5 KB 1992-05-01 - 1999-07-05 2.50S To 3.02S47.52W To 60.21W
C_isotopes_roots_Paragominas.csv 6.4 KB 1992-05-01 - 1999-07-05 2.98S47.52W

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