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Pará Western (Santarém)

Description:  The focus of LBA-ECO research in western Pará is located in Santarém, a port city of 250,000 people at the confluence of the Tapajós and Amazon Rivers. Many of the LBA-ECO intensive study sites are in or near the Tapajós National Forest (Flona Tapajós), which contains nearly 600,000 ha of protected old-growth evergreen forest and is located 50 km south of Santarém. This national forest is bordered on the west by the Tapajós River and on the east by the highway BR 163, which intersects the Transamazon Highway about 180 km to the south of Santarém. The region receives about 2 m of rain each year with a seasonal pattern typical of much of eastern and southern Amazonia. The monthly rainfall extremes are March (375 mm) and October (50 mm; SUDAM, 1984). The Flona Tapajós has a variety of landforms and soils, which provide notable ecological contrasts for research.

Map  more   (File Size: 98 kbytes)

Synthesis/Modelling teams using data from this region  more

Research teams that collected data during 1998 - 2005   more

Registered Datasets  more

Scheduled Site Visits (1998 - 2005)  more

Research Sites: 

River Site(s)

Met Tower Station(s)
Flux Tower Site(s)
  • km 67 Primary Forest Tower Site
    • Flux Tower - 65m Rohn guyed triangular tower
    • Walk-up Canopy Access Tower - 45m guyed metal platform tower
  • km 77 Pasture Tower Site
    • Flux Tower - 28m Rohn guyed triangular tower
  • km 83 Logged Forest Tower Site
    • Walk-up Canopy Access Tower - km 83 platform - 30m guyed metal platform tower
    • Flux Tower - New km 83 gap logged - 65m Rohn guyed triangular tower
    • Flux Tower - km 83 logged - 65m Rohn guyed triangular tower (scheduled to be installed 12/2004)
Field Site(s)

Additional Maps

Santarem City Map
Santarém km 84 Base Camp Layout
Santarém Office - GC Lab
Santarém Office - DownStairs Layout
Santarém Office - UpStairs Layout
LBA Santarem Regional Office - Wet Chemistry Lab


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