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Principal Investigators:

Luis A Bastidas, Utah State University (US-PI)
Carlos Afonso Nobre, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (SA-PI)
William James Shuttleworth, University of Arizona (US-PI)

 

Abstract 2006:  Analyzing and Synthesizing LBA Field Data to Improve the Performance of Land Surface Models (View)

 
Resumo 2006:  Sintetizando e analizando dados de campo do LBA para melhoria da performance de modelos de superficie (Visualizar)

 

Investigation Duration:   05/2006 - 05/2008

 

CD-36 is a successor to investigation(s) CD-18.

 

Participants:

Luis A Bastidas, US-PI, Utah State University
Luis Gustavo Gonçalves, Co-Investigator, INPE
Carlos Afonso Nobre, SA-PI, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Enrique Rosero, University of Texas at Austin
Rafael Rosolem, University of Arizona
William James Shuttleworth, US-PI, University of Arizona

 

Research Sites:

Amazonas (Manaus)

Brasília Mato Grosso Pará Eastern (Belém) Pará Western (Santarém) Rondonia

Training and Education Activities - Proposed:

Two students will receive training under this proposal. One is a Brazilian student, Rafael Rosolem, who will be based at the University of Arizona and whose doctoral program will be based around Tasks 1 and 3 of this project (Improve the performance of selected LSMs, including SiB2 and SSiB, which are widely used in Brazil; CLM, widely used in global climate studies; and NOAH, widely used in regional models). The second is an Ecuadorian student, Enrique Rosero, who will be based at Utah State and whose doctoral program will be based around Task 2 of this project (Investigate site-to-site differences in LSM parameters and the value of remote sensing data in understanding these differences). It is envisioned that, as part of their training, each of these students will spend some time at both universities, at NASA-GSFC, and at CPTEC

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Currently none available.

 
 
 

Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any)

LBA-ECO CD-36 South American Land Data Assimilation System Atmospheric Forcing Data

  1. de Goncalves, L.G.G., W.J. Shuttleworth, B. Nijssen, E.J. Burke, J.A. Marengo, S.C. Chou, P. Houser, and D.L. Toll. 2006. Evaluation of model-derived and remotely sensed precipitation products for continental South America. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 111(D16):D16113, doi:10.1029/2005JD006276.
  2. de Goncalves, L.G.G., W.J. Shuttleworth, D. Vila, E. Larroza, M.J. Bottino, D.L. Herdies, J.A. Aravequia, J.G. de Mattos, D.L. Toll, M. Rodell and P. Houser, (accepted) The South American Land Data Assimilation System (SALDAS) 5-Year Retrospective Atmospheric Forcing Datasets. Journal of Hydrometeorology (accepted).
  3. de Goncalves, L.G.G., W.J. Shuttleworth, E.J. Burke, P. Houser, D.L. Toll, M. Rodell, and K. Arsenault. 2006. Toward a South America Land Data Assimilation System: Aspects of land surface model spin-up using the simplified simple biosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 111(D17):110, doi:10.1029/2005JD006297.
  4. de Goncalves, L.G.G., W.J. Shuttleworth, S.C. Chou, Y.K. Xue, P.R. Houser, D.L. Toll, J. Marengo, and M. Rodell. 2006. Impact of different initial soil moisture fields on Eta model weather forecasts for South America. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 111(D17):D17102, doi:10.1029/2005JD006309.


 

Publications:

de Goncalves LGG, Shuttleworth WJ, Burke EJ, Houser P, Toll DL, Rodell M, Arsenault K. (2006) Toward a South America Land Data Assimilation System: Aspects of land surface model spin-up using the simplified simple biosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005JD006297 (abstract)

de Goncalves LGG, Shuttleworth WJ, Chou SC, Xue YK, Houser PR, Toll DL, Marengo J, Rodell M. (2006) Impact of different initial soil moisture fields on Eta model weather forecasts for South America. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005JD006309 (abstract)

de Goncalves LGG, Shuttleworth WJ, Vila D, Larroza E, Bottino MJ, Herdies DL, Aravequia JA, De Mattos JGZ, Toll DL, Rodell M, Houser P. (2009) The South American Land Data Assimilation System (SALDAS) 5-Yr Retrospective Atmospheric Forcing Datasets. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 10, 999-1010. (abstract)

 

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-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?
        CD-Q3d - What portion of the Amazônia–wide carbon flux is from fire? How do ecosystems recover from fire? What are the relations between land management and fire occurrence/frequency?
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  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-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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