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Principal Investigators:

David Roy Fitzjarrald, State University of New York, Albany (US-PI)
Osvaldo Luiz Leal de Moraes, UFSM - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (SA-PI)

 

Abstract 2003:  Periodic, Transient, and Spatially Inhomogeneous Influences on Carbon Exchange in Amazonia (View)

 
Resumo 2003:  Influências Periódicas e Transientes Espacialmente não-homogêneas sobre as Trocas de Carbono na Amazônia

 

Abstract 1998:  Periodic, Transient, and Spatially Inhomogeneous Influences on Carbon Exchange in Amazonia (View)

 

Resumo 1998:  Influências Periódicas e Transientes Espacialmente não-homogêneas sobre as Trocas de Carbono na Amazônia

 

LBA-ECO 2002 Business Meeting Poster: 

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Investigation Duration:   07/1998 - 01/2007

 

CD-30 is a successor to investigation CD-03.

 

Participants:

Otávio C Acevedo, Co-Investigator, UFSM - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Vagner Anabor, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Eleazar Brait, STFP
Matthew John Czikowsky, University at Albany, State University of New York
Rodrigo Da Silva, UFOPA - LBA Santarém
David Roy Fitzjarrald, US-PI, State University of New York, Albany
Cintya de Azambuja Martins, UFSM - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Osvaldo Luiz Leal de Moraes, SA-PI, UFSM - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Geoffrey Parker, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Ricardo Sakai, Co-Investigator, State University of New York
Irene Cibelle Gonçalves Sampaio, LBA-ECO
Julio Tota da Silva, INPA
Adriano Costa Siqueira, UFSM - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Ralf Manfred Staebler, Co-Investigator, Environment Canada
Alexander E. Tsoyref, University of Albany
Hans Rogério Zimermann, UFSM - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

 

Research Sites:

Amazonas (Manaus)

Pará Western (Santarém)

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Formal Training:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • FIT undergraduate student received training in data collection, methodologies and analyses

    Irene Cibelle Gonçalves Sampaio, an undergraduate student at Faculdades Integradas do Tapajós (FIT), received training in data collection, methodologies and analyses at the research site in Santarém, Pará. Her studies also focused on subcanopy radiation transects.

2004  

  • Julio Tóta da Silva
    Worked on the analysis of the results of the km67 ‘DRENO’ subcanopy array as part of his doctoral studies developed at the University of São Paulo (USP).

  • Matthew John Czikowsky
    Currently pursuing a Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. David Fitzhjarrald at the State University of New York-Albany (SUNY). In 2004, Czikowsky worked with this team on data collection and analysis which will be part of his Ph.D. dissertation.

  • Luis Eduardo Medeiros
    Graduate student at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM). He was awarded a Brazilian CAPES scholarship to develop doctoral studies at the State University of New York-Albany. His work involves analysis of LBA-ECO data, particularly the flux measurement data suite.

  • Daniele Santos Nogueira
    Undergraduate student at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Belém, pursuing a Masters degree at the State University of New York-Albany. Her research focuses on mesoclimatological studies developed in LBA research sites.

Local Community / Government Outreach:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

1998  

  • Introducing LBA-ECO

    Lecture addressed to the lay public, students and faculty at the Federal University of Pará, in Santarém, Brazil. It was presented by Dr. Otavio C. Acevedo, from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil.

On-Site Training of South American Participants:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2002  

  • Data downloading, Collecting and Storing data

    Short courses including hands-on activities were provided to students in Belterra and to the LBA Project Staff in Santarém, Pará, Brazil.

  • Field activities

    Students received training in operating and checking instruments installed in the field, and upgrading data logging devices.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Surface to atmosphere exchange in an Amazon pasture/agricultural site

    This paper, by Otávio C. Acevedo et al, was presented at the LBA workshop Biogeochemical Changes Associated with the Establishment and Maintenance of Agroecosystems held at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, in November 2003.

  • A Amazônia e as Mudanças Climáticas
    (The Amazon and Climate Change)

    Lecture presented at the III Congresso Interamericano de Qualidade de Ar held in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

  • O LBA e as Torres de Fluxo

    Lecture presented by Dr. Osvaldo M. Moraes (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM) during the I Fórum das Instituições de Ensino Superior de Santarém held at the Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA) in Santarém, Pará, Brazil.

  • Environmental Measurements

    Short course taught to undergraduate students at the Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA) in Santarém, PA. The course included training in data collection at the climatological station in Belterra, Pará, Brazil.

2004  

  • O Projeto LBA

    Lecture presented at the Congresso Brasileiro de Redes de Alto Desempenho, in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Training of South American Participants in U.S.:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

Training at the State University of New York-Albany

  • Brazilian Graduate student, Rodrigo da Silva completed his Ph.D. dissertation at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), focusing on instrumentation. Over the last three years, he twice spent 6-month periods in residence at the State University of New York - Albany (SUNY) working with other CD-03 researchers to develop a tethered balloon-borne CO2 sounding system.

 
 

Scheduled STI Site Visits:   more

 

Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any)

LBA-ECO CD-03 Cloud Base-Backscatter Data, km 67 Tower Site, Tapajos National Forest

  1. Czikowsky, M.J. 2008. Observing transient characteristics of the components of the hydrological balance. Ph.D. Thesis SUNY, Albany.
LBA-ECO CD-03 Flux-Meteorological Data, km 77 Pasture Site, Para, Brazil: 2000-2005

  1. Acevedo, O.C., O.L.L. Moraes, R. Da Silva, D.R. Fitzjarrald, R.K. Sakai, R.M. Staebler, and M.J. Czikowsky. 2004. Inferring nocturnal surface fluxes from vertical profiles of scalars in an Amazon pasture. Global Change Biology 10(5):886-894.
  2. Sakai, R.K., D.R. Fitzjarrald, O.L.L. Moraes, R.M. Staebler, O.C. Acevedo, M.J. Czikowsky, R. Da Silva, E. Brait, and V. Miranda. 2004. Land-use change effects on local energy, water, and carbon balances in an Amazonian agricultural field. Global Change Biology 10(5):895-907.
LBA-ECO CD-03 Mesoscale Meteorological Data, Santarem Region, Para, Brazil: 1998-2006

  1. Fitzjarrald, D.R., R.K. Sakai, O.L.L. Moraes, R.C. de Oliveira, O.C. Acevedo, M.J. Czikowsky, and T. Beldini. 2008. Spatial and temporal rainfall variability near the Amazon-Tapajos confluence. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 113:G00B11, doi:10.1029/2007JG000596.
LBA-ECO CD-03 Nocturnal Meteorological Data, Forest and Pasture Sites, Para, Brazil

  1. Acevedo, O.C., O.L.L. Moraes, R. Da Silva, D.R. Fitzjarrald, R.K. Sakai, R.M. Staebler, and M.J. Czikowsky. 2004. Inferring nocturnal surface fluxes from vertical profiles of scalars in an Amazon pasture. Global Change Biology 10(5):886-894.
  2. Acevedo, O.C., R. Da Silva, D.R. Fitzjarrald, O.L.L. Moraes, R.K. Sakai, and M.J. Czikowsky. 2008. Nocturnal vertical CO2 accumulation in two Amazonian ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113. doi:10.1029/2007JG000612.


 

Publications:

Anabor VO, Acevedo OC, Moraes OLL. (2003) Rythmic variations of convective systems in the Amazon region (published in portuguese). Ciencia e Natura, Especial, 237-242.

Siquiera AC, Moraes OLL, Acevedo OC, Silva R, Fitzjarrald RK, Sakai RK. (2003) Water Vapor and CO2 profiles for a pasture region in Amazonia (published in portuguese). Ciencia e Natura, Especial, 285-290.

Acevedo OC, Moraes OLL, Da Silva R, Fitzjarrald DR, Sakai RK, Staebler RM, Czikowsky MJ. (2004) Inferring nocturnal surface fluxes from vertical profiles of scalars in an Amazon pasture. Global Change Biology, 10, 886-894. (abstract)

Dias MAFS, Dias PLS, Longo M, Fitzjarrald DR, Denning AS. (2004) River breeze circulation in eastern Amazonia: observations and modelling results. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 78, 111-121. (abstract)

*Sakai RK, Fitzjarrald DR, Moraes OLL, Staebler RM, Acevedo OC, Czikowsky MJ, Da Silva R, Brait E, Miranda V. (2004) Land-use change effects on local energy, water, and carbon balances in an Amazonian agricultural field. Global Change Biology, 10, 895-907. (abstract)

Acevedo OC, Moraes OL, Degrazia GA, Medeiros LE. (2006) Intermittency and the exchange of scalars in the nocturnal surface layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 119, 41-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10546-005-9019-3 (abstract)

Acevedo OC, Moraes OLL, Fitzjarrald DR, Sakai RK, Mahrt L. (2007) Turbulent carbon exchange in very stable conditions. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 125, 49-61. (abstract)

Acevedo OC, Da Silva R, Fitzjarrald DR, Moraes OLL, Sakai RK, Czikowsky MJ. (2008) Nocturnal vertical CO2 accumulation in two Amazonian ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113. (abstract)

Cohen JCP, Fitzjarrald DR. (2008) Squall Lines moving over Santarem. .

Czikowsky MJ. Observing transient characteristics of the components of the hydrological balance., Thesis, SUNY, Albany, 2008

Fitzjarrald DR, Sakai RK, Moraes OLL, de Oliveira RC, Acevedo OC, Czikowsky MJ, Beldini T. (2008) Spatial and temporal rainfall variability near the Amazon-Tapajos confluence. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007JG00059 (abstract)

Moraes OLL, Fitzjarrald DR, Acevedo OC, Sakai RK, Czikowsky MJ, Degrazia GA. (2008) Comparing spectra and cospectra of turbulence over different surface boundary conditions. Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 387, 4927-4939. (abstract)

Tota J, Fitzjarrald DR, Staebler RM, Sakai RK, Moraes OMM, Acevedo OC, Wofsy SC, Manzi AO. (2008) Amazon rain forest subcanopy flow and the carbon budget: Santarem LBA-ECO site. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113. (abstract)

Betts AK, Fisch G, von Randow C, Silva-Dias MA, Cohen JCP, Da Silva R, Fitzjarrald DR. The Amazonian boundary layer and mesoscale circulations., in Amazonia and Global Change, edited by Bustamante MMC, Silva-Dias P, Gash JHC and Keller M, American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., 2009.

Czikowsky MJ, Fitzjarrald DR. (2009) Detecting rainfall interception in an Amazonian rain forest with eddy flux measurements. Journal of Hydrology, 377, 92-105.

 

Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

 

Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q1 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and interannual variability of the carbon dioxide flux between the atmosphere and different land cover/use types?
        CD-Q3 - What are the relative contributions of fluxes from natural and disturbed ecosystems to the net Amazônia-wide flux?
        CD-Q3a - How do pools and fluxes of carbon and nutrients (in soils) of pasture/cropland change over time and what factors determine carbon gain or loss?
        CD-Q3b - How does selective logging change the storage and cycling of carbon in forests?
        CD-Q3c - What factors (biologically mediated, land use history, soil properties, etc.) control the rate of carbon sequestration in biomass and soils of regrowing forest?
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  CD-10  -  
CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  CD-32  -  
CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  LC-02  -  
LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  LC-11  -  
LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  LC-24  -  
LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32

 


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