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Most of the information presented in this Experiment Plan was up-to-date as of December 1998, when the document was presented to INPE for its input in development of the plan. 

Table of Contents

  • Title Page and Table of Contents (pdf, 174K)
  • 0.0 Executive Summary (pdf, 97K) 
  • 1.0 Introduction (pdf, 60K) 
           1.1 General Background
          1.2 Investigation Selections and Planning Activities
  • 2.0 Summary of LBA-Ecology (pdf, 353K) 
          2.1 LBA-Ecology Science Question
          2.2 Science Themes, Questions, and Tasks for LBA-Ecology
               2.2.1 Land Cover and Land Use Change
                        2.2.1.1 Land Cover and Land Use Change Science Questions 
  • 3.0 The LBA-Ecology Science Team (pdf, 487K) 
          3.1 Membership and Responsibilities 
          3.2 LBA-Ecology Science Team Field Personnel
          3.3 Science Team Summaries
          3.4 Science Team Measurement Activities 
  • 4.0 Education and Training Goals and Objectives (pdf, 369K) 
          4.1 Specific Training & Education Plans for Individual Investigations
          4.2 Outreach Efforts
          4.3 Media Relations
          4.4 Short Courses and Workshops
                  4.4.1  The Ecology of the Carbon Cycle
                  4.4.2  Operation of Experimental Sites
                  4.4.3  Additional Short Courses
                  4.4.4  GSFC Residencies in Database Management for LBA Project Office Personnel
                  4.4.5  Additional Workshops 
  • 5.0. The LBA-Ecology Project Organization (pdf, 95K)
           5.1 NASA Headquarters LBA-Ecology Program Office
           5.2 LBA-Ecology Project Office
                  5.2.1 Project Office at Goddard Space Flight Center 
                        5.2.1.1  Project Manager
                        5.2.1.2  Deputy Project Manager
                        5.2.1.3  Project Office Staff 
                        5.2.1.4  Brazilian LBA-Ecology Liaison
                  5.2.2  LBA-Ecology Project Science Office at University of New Hampshire
                        5.2.2.1 Project Scientist 
                  5.2.3  Oak Ridge National Laboratory / Distributed Active Archive Center   
  • 6.0 Study Site Descriptions (pdf, 6MB) 
          6.1 Proposed Intensive Study Sites in Brazil
                  6.1.1  Brasília, DF
                  6.1.2  Manaus, AM
                  6.1.3  Rondônia
                        6.1.3.1 Ariquemes
                        6.1.3.2  Ji-Paraná 
                   6.1.3.3  Machadinho D'Oeste
                        6.1.3.4  River Drainage Basins 
               6.1.4  Santarém, PA 
          6.2 Proposed Distributed Study Sites in Brazil  
              6.2.1 ACRE
                       6.2.1.1 Rio Branco
                 6.2.2  Amazonas
                       6.2.2.1 São Gabriel da Cachoeira
                 6.2.3  Mato Grosso
                 6.2.4  Pará
                       6.2.4.1 Northeastern Pará       
                             6.2.4.1.1 Belém
                             6.2.4.1.2 Igarapé-Açu 
                             6.2.4.1.3 Paragominas 
                             6.2.4.1.4 Peixe Boi 
                             6.2.4.1.5 Ponta de Pedras
                             6.2.4.1.6 Tailândia  
                             6.2.4.1.7 Tomé-Açu 
                       6.2.4.2 Altamira 
                       6.2.4.3 FLONA de Caxiuanã 
                       6.2.4.4 Jari 
                       6.2.4.5 Marabá 
                       6.2.4.6 Santana do Araguaia
                       6.2.4.7 Uruará  
                 6.2.5  Rio Grande do Norte 
                       6.2.5.1 Natal 
                 6.2.6 Amazon Regional Studies
                 6.2.7 Ecuadorian Amazon Study Site 
                       6.2.7.1 Sucumbios and Napo 
                 6.2.8 Colombian Amazon Study Site
                       6.2.8.1 Yapu, VAUPES 
  •  7.0 Project Office Field Support: Infrastructure and Logistics (pdf, 92K) 
            7.1 General Support for all Sites 
                    7.1.1  Shipping 
                    7.1.2  GPS
                    7.1.3  Communications
                    7.1.4  Permits and Related Issues
           7.2 Ground-Based Support in Brazil
                    7.2.1 Proposed Intensive Study Sites 
                          7.2.1.1 Brasília, DF 
                          7.2.1.2 Manaus, AM
                          7.2.1.3 Rondônia 
                          7.2.1.4 Santarém, PA 
                                7.2.1.4.1 General Santarém Support
                                7.2.1.4.2 Primary Forest Site
                                7.2.1.4.3 Logged Forest Site
                                7.2.1.4.4 Pasture Site
                    7.2.2  Other Proposed Study Areas
                          7.2.2.1 Belém, PA
                          7.2.2.2 Rio Branco, AC
          7.3 Airborne Sampling Support
  • 8.0 The LBA-Ecology Data and Information System (pdf, 758K)
          8.1 Preface
          8.2 LBA-Ecology DIS 
          8.3 The User's Overview of the LBA-Ecology DIS
                  8.3.1. Minimizing the Time for Data to Become Available to All Investigators
                        8.3.1.1 Web-Based Data Search and Retrieval Requirements
                  8.3.2 Maximizing the Ease of Searching for and Retrieving Data
                        8.3.2.1 Web-Based Data Search and Retrieval Requirements 
                  8.3.3 Facilitating the Preparation of Value-Added and Integrated Data
                        8.3.3.1 Web-Based Data Search and Retrieval Requirements 
                  8.3.4 Developing and Operating the LBA-Ecology DIS at a Minimal Cost 
                        8.3.4.1 Web-Based Data Search and Retrieval Requirements
                  8.3.5 Summary of Features and Functionality
          8.4 A Technical Overview of the LBA-Ecology DIS 
                8.4.1 Data Registration
                      8.4.1.1 Investigator and Project Support Roles
                8.4.2 Metadata Quality Assessment    
                      8.4.2.1 Investigator and Project Support Roles 
                8.4.3 Data Search and Retrieval           
                      8.4.3.1 Investigator and Project Support Roles 
                8.4.4 Data Quality Assurance 
                      8.4.4.1 Investigator and Project Support Roles 
                8.4.5 Value-Added Product Generation
                      8.4.5.1 Investigator and Project Support Roles
                8.4.6 Data Archival
                      8.4.6.1 Investigator and Project Support Roles
                8.4.7 DIS Component Activities Relative to Data Maturation    
  • 9.0 Remote Sensing (pdf, 118K) 
          9.1 Satellite 
                  9.1.1 Needs of Investigators 
                  9.1.2 Strategies for Data Acquisition
                  9.1.3 Summary of Existing Data Set
          9.2 Airborne Remote Sensing
  • 10.0 References (pdf, 107K)   
          10.1 Additional Contact Information
          10.2 Bibliography
  • Appendix A. LBA-Ecology Proposal Abstracts (pdf, 390K)
  • Appendix B. LBA-Ecology Contact Information (pdf, 139K)
  • Appendix C. LBA-Ecology Project Office Contact Information (pdf, 66K)
  • Appendix D. LBA-Ecology Participant List (pdf, 153K)
  • Appendix E. LBA-Ecology Time Line (pdf, 79K)
  • Appendix F. Acronyms (pdf, 55K)
 

 


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