LBA-ECO LC-31 Historical Land-Use in the Amazon: 1940-1995

Metadata Updated: March 23, 2019

This data set provides annual spatial patterns of cropland, natural pasture, and planted pasture land uses across Amazonia for the period 1940/1950-1995. Two series of 5-minute grid cell historical maps were generated starting from land use classification products for 1995. Annual data are the fraction of natural pasture, planted pasture, and cropland in each 5-min grid cell. The annual maps are provided in two NetCDF (.nc) format file at 5-minute resolution. The file covers the Brazilian portion of Amazon and Tocantins Rivers basins, and is based on the 1995 land use classification of Cardille et al. (2002), generated through the fusion of remote sensing (AVHRR) and agricultural census data. The second file,, covers the entire Legal Amazon region and adjacent areas and is based on the 1995 land use classification by Ramankutty et al. (2008). The land use classification was generated by the fusion of satellite imagery (MODIS and VEGETATION-SPOT) and data from the agricultural census. A historical land-use reconstruction algorithm was used to generate the annual spatial patterns (based on work from Ramunkutty and Foley, 1999).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
Unique Identifier C1000000015-ORNL_DAAC
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Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, ORNL_DAAC. Leite, C.C., and M.H. Costa. 2013. LBA-ECO LC-31 Historical Land-Use in the Amazon: 1940-1995. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2013-06-21
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Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2018-11-29
Program Code 026:001
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Source Hash 52033e1df3be65029e12cd0a2f05be03cbf0bdc6
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Spatial -74.35 -19.56 -45.59 5.41
Temporal 1940-01-01T00:00:00Z/1995-12-31T23:59:59Z
Category LBA-ECO, geospatial

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