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Project Title:Long-Term Carbon Consequences of Amazon Forest Degradation

Science Team
Members:

Douglas (Doug) Morton, NASA GSFC (Project Lead)

Project Duration: 2014 - 2017
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2014)
Abstract: Four decades of deforestation, forest degradation, and agricultural use have fundamentally altered remaining forest fragments along the arc of deforestation in southern Amazonia. Forest carbon stocks in these frontier forests remain poorly characterized by existing forest inventory data or moderate resolution (0.25-1 km2) satellite data products. N ... [more]
CMS:
  • Land Biomass
  • Land-Atmosphere Flux
  • Decision Support
  • MRV

Participants:

Douglas (Doug) Morton, NASA GSFC

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Data
Products:
Product Title:  Airborne Lidar data for intact, degraded, and secondary forest types
Spatial Extent:  3 frontier forests in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon: Santarém, Pará, Brazil (old frontier forest); Feliz Natal, Mato Grosso, Brazil (established); and Colonel Portillo, Ucayali, Peru (young).
Spatial Resolution:  1m horizontal products (CHM, DTM)
Time Period:  2014-2015
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Analysis of secondary forest dynamics.
Spatial Extent:  3 frontier forests in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon: Santarém, Pará, Brazil (old frontier forest); Feliz Natal, Mato Grosso, Brazil (established); and Colonel Portillo, Ucayali, Peru (young).
Spatial Resolution:  
Time Period:  1985-2014
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Estimates of annual forest carbon emissions for each frontier landscape
Spatial Extent:  3 frontier forests in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon: Santarém, Pará, Brazil (old frontier forest); Feliz Natal, Mato Grosso, Brazil (established); and Colonel Portillo, Ucayali, Peru (young).
Spatial Resolution:  
Time Period:  1985-2014
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Lidar-biomass models for intact, degraded, and secondary forests.
Spatial Extent:  3 frontier forests in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon: Santarém, Pará, Brazil (old frontier forest); Feliz Natal, Mato Grosso, Brazil (established); and Colonel Portillo, Ucayali, Peru (young).
Spatial Resolution:  
Time Period:  2014-2016
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Maps of annual deforestation, forest degradation, and secondary forest dynamics.
Spatial Extent:  3 frontier forests in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon: Santarém, Pará, Brazil (old frontier forest); Feliz Natal, Mato Grosso, Brazil (established); and Colonel Portillo, Ucayali, Peru (young).
Spatial Resolution:  30 m
Time Period:  1985-2014
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  In-Progress
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Publications: Longo, M., Keller, M., dos-Santos, M. N., Leitold, V., Pinage, E. R., Baccini, A., Saatchi, S., Nogueira, E. M., Batistella, M., Morton, D. C. 2016. Aboveground biomass variability across intact and degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 30(11), 1639-1660. DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005465

2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop Poster(s)
  • G-LiHT: Multi-Sensor Airborne Image Data from Denali to the Yucatan   --   (Bruce Cook, Lawrence A Corp, Douglas Morton, Joel McCorkel)   [abstract]   [poster]