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LBA-ECO LC-14 Biophysical Measurements, Rainfall Exclusion, Tapajos National Forest

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Data setLBA-ECO LC-14 Biophysical Measurements, Rainfall Exclusion, Tapajos National Forest
Release date2013-10-22
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period1998-09-28 to 2006-11-10


This data set reports forest biophysical measurements from a rainfall exclusion experiment conducted at the km 67 Seca Floresta site, Tapajos National Forest, Brazil from 1998 to 2006. The purpose was to observe the potential effects of severe water stress on a humid Amazonian forest (Nepstad 2002). Data are reported for stem inventory, tree diameter at breast height (DBH) and height, dendrometer measurements of tree diameter growth increments, canopy density, leaf area index (LAI), and coarse and fine litter mass. The measurements were made monthly from September 28, 1998 through November 10, 2006. There are six comma-delimited data files (.csv), and one text file (.txt) with this data set.


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Nepstad, D.C., and P.R. Moutinho. 2013. LBA-ECO LC-14 Biophysical Measurements, Rainfall Exclusion, Tapajos National Forest. 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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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Fine_Litter_REE_plots_1998_2006.csv 1.3 MB 1998-09-28 - 2006-06-09
Canopy_density_REE_plots_1998_2004.csv 829.2 KB 1998-12-17 - 2003-05-23
Stem_inventory_REE_plots_2000_2004.csv 431.2 KB 2000-01-01 - 2004-01-01
Dendrometer_DBH_REE_Plots_1999_2006.csv 380.4 KB 1999-06-19 - 2006-03-03
LAI_REE_plots_1999_2006.csv 460.5 KB 1999-02-05 - 2006-11-10
REE_Dendrometer_Midpoint_dates.txt 2.3 KB 1999-06-19 - 2006-03-03
Coarse_litter_REE_plots_1998_2006.csv 11.2 KB 1998-10-12 - 2006-05-22

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