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LBA-ECO CD-10 Forest Litter Data for km 67 Tower Site, Tapajos National Forest

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Data setLBA-ECO CD-10 Forest Litter Data for km 67 Tower Site, Tapajos National Forest
Release date2008-06-13
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere
Time Period2000-07-14 to 2005-06-11


This data set contains a single text file which reports litter type and mass in the old-growth upland forest at the Para Western (Santarem) - km 67, Primary Forest Tower Site. This site is in the Tapajos National Forest located in north central Brazil. Measurements extend from July 2000 through June 2005.Litter collection began in July 2000 using 40 circular, mesh screen traps (0.43 m diameter, 0.156 m2) randomly located throughout the 19.75-ha tree-survey area (Rice et al., 2004). Approximately every 14 days, litter was collected, sorted, oven dried at 60 degrees C, and weighed. The litterfall from each trap was sorted into (1) leaves, (2) fruits and flowers, (3) wood , <2 cm diameter, and (4) miscellaneous. Data values reported are the mean and standard error of the 40 mass measurements of each of the litter components and the combined total, that have been converted to the reporting units of Mg/ha/yr.


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Rice, A.H., E.P. Hammond, S.R. Saleska, L.R. Hutyra, M.W. Palace, M.M. Keller, P.B. de Camargo, K. Portilho, D. Marques, and S.C. Wofsy. 2007. LBA-ECO CD-10 Forest Litter Data for km 67 Tower Site, 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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lba_km67_litter_archive.txt 7.9 KB 2000-07-14 - 2005-06-11


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