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Data Sets for Amazonia Released

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2004-01-21

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of two data sets for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 deg to 30 deg W, latitude 25 deg S to 10 deg N).

The data set entitled "LBA Regional Global Historical Climatology Network, V. 1, 1832-1990" consists of a subset of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Version 1 database for sites in the LBA study area. There are three files available, one each for precipitation, temperature, and pressure data. Within this subset the oldest data date from 1832 and the most recent from 1990.

The data set entitled "LBA Regional Derived Soil Properties, 0.5-Deg (ISRIC-WISE)" consists of a subset of the ISRIC-WISE global data set of derived soil properties for the LBA study area. The data set contains measurements for several variables, including soil organic carbon density, soil carbonate carbon density, soil pH, and soil water capacity.

LBA is a cooperative international research initiative led by Brazil. NASA is a lead sponsor for several experiments. More information about LBA and links to other LBA project sites can be found on the :LBA project page.