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Investigation:

CD-05 (Nepstad / Klink / Moutinho)

LBA Dataset ID:

CD05_REE_Fuel_Loads

Originator(s):

1. Nepstad, Daniel Curtis
2. Miranda, Heloisa S.
3. Andrade, Sergio Viana de
4. Arce, Javier Alberto
5. Asner, Gregory Paul
6. Bamberger, Barbara
7. Belk, Elizabeth Leslie
8. Bishop, Joshua Thomas
9. Breyer, Lace Medeiros
10. Cardinot, Gina Knust
11. Carvalho Jr., Oswaldo de
12. Chermont, Larissa Steiner
13. Dias-Filho, Moacyr Bernardino
14. Diaz, Maria del Carmen Vera
15. Figueiredo, Ricardo de Oliveira
16. Guerrero, Jose Benito
17. Holbrook, Noel Michele
18. Kingerlee, Wendy
19. Klink, Carlos Augusto
      20. Lefebvre, Paul A.
21. Maklouf, Eduardo Jorge
22. Markewitz, Daniel
23. Merry, Frank David
24. Miranda, Antonio C.
25. Monaco, Luciana Magalhaes
26. Morton, Douglas C.
27. Moutinho, Paulo Roberto de Souza
28. Oliveira, Rafael Silva
29. Peters, Charles Merideth
30. Pinto, Flavia dos Santos
31. Quesada, Carlos Alberto Nobre
32. Ray, David G.
33. Rivero, Sergio
34. Santos, Alexandre J.B.
35. Schwalbe, Karen R.
36. Silva, Dulce Alves da
37. Solorzano, Luis Anibal Cardenas
38. Silva, Wanderley Rocha da

Point(s) of Contact:

Nepstad, Daniel Curtis (dnepstad@whrc.org)
Kingerlee, Wendy (wkingerlee@whrc.org)
Lefebvre, Paul A. (paul@whrc.org)
Moutinho, Paulo Roberto de Souza (moutinho@amazon.com.br)

Dataset Abstract:

Data set description: Forest understory fuel loads (volumes and weights) by size class for a number of sites and forest conditions in Amazonia, Rainfall Exclusion Experiment, Tapajos National Forest (LBA). This data set contains estimates of understory fuel loads at six locations near Paragominas in Northeastern Amazonia. Three different forest conditions are represented: primary forest, logged forest, and burned forest. Volumes and weights are provided by size and condition class based on the planar transect method of estimating understory fuel loads (Brown 1971, For. Sci. 17: 96-102). We report means and standard errors obtained from 3 transects in each forest.
Data Quality Statement: The Data Center has determined that this data set has missing or incomplete data, metadata, or other documentation resulting in diminished usability of this product. User beware.

Beginning Date:

2001-01-01

Ending Date:

2001-01-01

Metadata Last Updated on:

2011-12-27

Data Status:

Not yet in archive queue

Access Constraints:

Public

Data Center URL:

http://daac.ornl.gov

Distribution Contact(s):

ORNL DAAC User Services (uso@daac.ornl.gov)

Access Instructions:

Public

Data Access:

IMPORTANT: The LBA-ECO Project website is no longer being supported. Links to external websites may be inactive. Final data products from the LBA project can be found at the ORNL DAAC. Please follow the fair use guidelines found in the dataset documentation when using or citing LBA data.
Datafile(s):

Access data via LBA DIS: ftp://lba.cptec.inpe.br/lba_archives/CD/CD-05/Nepstad/FuelLoadsLBA_CD-05_Data.csv:  ftp://lba.cptec.inpe.br/lba_archives/CD/CD-05/Nepstad/FuelLoadsLBA_CD-05_Data.csv
Access data via WHRC: ftp://terra.whrc.org/LBA_Data/Flona/Fue:  ftp://terra.whrc.org/LBA_Data/Flona/FuelLoadsLBA_CD-05_Data.csv
Access data via ORNL DAAC ftp (Draft - pending input from data provider):  Search at ORNL DAAC

Documentation/Other Supporting Documents:

Readme file:  Search at ORNL DAAC
Readme file at WHRC:  ftp://terra.whrc.org/LBA_Data/Flona/FuelLoadsLBA_CD-05_MetaData.txt
Data Set User's Guide (Draft - Documentation is incomplete):  Search at ORNL DAAC

Citation Information - Other Details:

Lefebvre, P.A., D.C. Nepstad, and P. Moutinho. 2008. LBA-ECO CD-05 Rainfall Exclusion Experiment, Forest Understory Fuel Loads in Amazonia. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov ] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Keywords - Theme:

Parameter Topic Term Source Sensor
BIOMASS BIOSPHERE VEGETATION FIELD SURVEY HUMAN OBSERVER
FOREST FIRE SCIENCE BIOSPHERE FOREST SCIENCE FIELD INVESTIGATION HUMAN OBSERVER
LITTER CHARACTERISTICS BIOSPHERE ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS FIELD SURVEY HUMAN OBSERVER
FOREST FIRE SCIENCE AGRICULTURE FOREST SCIENCE FIELD INVESTIGATION ANALYSIS

Uncontrolled Theme Keyword(s):  Coarse litter, Dead wood, Dry-down, Fuel loads, Rainfall exclusion, Tapajos National Forest

Keywords - Place (with associated coordinates):

Region
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Site
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North South East West
Para Western (Santarem) km 67 Seca-Floresta Site -2.75000 -2.75000 -55.00000 -55.00000

Related Publication(s):

Alencar, A.A.C., L.A. Solorzano, and D.C. Nepstad. 2004. Modeling forest understory fires in an eastern Amazonian landscape. Ecological Applications 14(4):S139.

Nepstad, D., P. Lefebvre, U.L. Da Silva, J. Tomasella, P. Schlesinger, L. Solorzano, P. Moutinho, D. Ray, and J.G. Benito. 2004. Amazon drought and its implications for forest flammability and tree growth: a basin-wide analysis. Global Change Biology 10(5):704-717.

Ray, D., D. Nepstad, and P. Moutinho. 2005. Micrometeorological and canopy controls of fire susceptibility in a forested Amazon landscape. Ecological Applications 15(5):1664-1678. Contributing team(s): CD-05;LC-14

Data Characteristics (Entity and Attribute Overview):

Data Characteristics:

Data are provided in a single comma-delimited ASCII file: CD05_Fuel_Loads.csv





Column Variable Name Variable Description (Draft - waiting for input from data providers)

Number

1 Location Study location: Bosque, Jussara, Pimental, Pitangueiras, Sgertrudis, Vitoria

2 Cover_type Forest cover type: Logged forest, Burned forest, or Primary forest

3 Size_class Size and condition class based on the planar transect method of

estimating understory fuel loads (Brown 1971), reported in centimeters (cm)

4 Fuel_load_vol Fuel load volume: mean obtained from 3 transects in each

forest cover type x size & condition class, reported in m3/ha-1 ?

5 Vol_stderr ? Standard error of mean fuel load volume ?

6 Fuel_load_wt ? Fuel load weight: mean obtained from 3 transects in each

forest cover type x size & condition class, reported in tons/ha-1 ?

7 Wt_stderr ? Standard error of mean fuel load weight ?




Example Data Records:

Location,Cover_type,Size_class,Fuel_load_vol,Vol_stderr,Fuel_load_wt,Wt_stderr

Bosque,Logged forest,0-0.6cm,0.701,0.043,0.484,0.03

Bosque,Logged forest,0.6-2.5cm,0.79,0.167,0.545,0.115

Bosque,Logged forest,2.5-7.6cm,8.39,1.102,5.789,0.76

Bosque,Logged forest,>7.6cm solid,22.018,5.257,15.193,3.627

Bosque,Logged forest,>7.6cm rotten,26.143,7.329,13.529,3.793

Bosque,Burned forest,0-0.6cm,0.968,0.083,0.668,0.057

Bosque,Burned forest,0.6-2.5cm,2.832,0.387,1.954,0.267

Bosque,Burned forest,2.5-7.6cm,14.682,1.606,10.131,1.108

Bosque,Burned forest,>7.6cm solid,84.617,19.571,58.386,13.504

Bosque,Burned forest,>7.6cm rotten,27.637,5.227,14.302,2.705

Jussara,Burned forest,0-0.6cm,0.576,0.097,0.397,0.067

Jussara,Burned forest,0.6-2.5cm,4.281,0.549,2.954,0.379

Jussara,Burned forest,2.5-7.6cm,14.682,2.031,10.131,1.402

Jussara,Burned forest,>7.6cm solid,92.304,33.29,63.69,22.97

Jussara,Burned forest,>7.6cm rotten,11.97,3.009,6.195,1.557

Data Application and Derivation:

These data are used to calculate forest flammability to fire or to estimate fire intensity.

Process Description:

Data Acquisition Materials and Methods:

These data were collected using technique described in Brown (1982).



Brown J.K., R.D. Oberheu, and C.M. Johnston. 1982. Handbook for inventorying surface fuels and biomass in the Interior West, General Technical Report INT-129. USDA Forest Service Ogden, 48 pp.

References:

Brown J.K., R.D. Oberheu, and C.M. Johnston. 1982. Handbook for inventorying surface fuels and biomass in the Interior West, General Technical Report INT-129. USDA Forest Service Ogden, 48 pp.

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