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LiDAR Surveys over Selected Forest Research Sites, Brazilian Amazon, 2008-2018

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

This dataset provides the complete catalog of point cloud data collected during LiDAR surveys over selected forest research sites across the Amazon rainforest in Brazil between 2008 and 2018 for the Sustainable Landscapes Brazil Project. Flight lines were selected to overfly key field research sites in the Brazilian states of Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Goias, Mato Grosso, Para, Rondonia, Santa Catarina, and Sao Paulo. The point clouds have been georeferenced, noise-filtered, and corrected for misalignment of overlapping flight lines. They are provided in 1 km2 tiles. The data were collected to measure forest canopy structure across Amazonian landscapes to monitor the effects of selective logging on forest biomass and carbon balance, and forest recovery over time.

Access & Use Information

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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Dates

Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview

Bounding boxes for LiDAR tiles from surveys over western Para, Brazil are depicted in Google Earth from the KMZ companion file. Each feature in the KMZ provides key metadata about the corresponding tile.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2398128915-ORNL_CLOUD
Data First Published 2019-12-31
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-06-12
Category CMS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation dos-Santos, M.N., M.M. Keller, and D.C. Morton. 2019. LiDAR Surveys over Selected Forest Research Sites, Brazilian Amazon, 2008-2018. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1644
Graphic Preview Description Bounding boxes for LiDAR tiles from surveys over western Para, Brazil are depicted in Google Earth from the KMZ companion file. Each feature in the KMZ provides key metadata about the corresponding tile.
Graphic Preview File https://daac.ornl.gov/CMS/guides/LiDAR_Forest_Inventory_Brazil_Figure1.png
Harvest Object Id 59a67606-0e2e-46a8-a872-9389cbad7626
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1644
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -68.3 -26.7 -39.06 -1.58
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash f3bb51f0068ecbf3a1803fd7793411cbc9655b1a87d66216d53ce8a0d3d174c2
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial
Temporal 2008-01-01T00:00:00Z/2018-12-31T23:59:59Z

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