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This data set contains a subset for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 deg to 30 deg W, latitude 25 deg S to 10 deg N) of the Wilson and Henderson-Sellers' Global Vegetation & Soils 1-degree data. The data are available in both ASCII GRID and binary image file formats.The Wilson, Henderson-Sellers' Global Vegetation and Soils data set is an archive of soil type and land cover data derived for use in general circulation models (GCMs). The data were collated from natural vegetation, forestry, agriculture, land use, and soil maps. The data are archived at 1 degree latitude x 1 degree longitude resolution and include data for soil, soil reliability, primary vegetation, secondary vegetation, and land cover reliability. There are approximately fifty land cover classifications which include categories for agricultural and urban uses. The inclusion of secondary vegetation type is particularly useful is areas with cover types which may have a fragmented distribution, such as urban development. The soil type data are classified using climatically important properties for CGMs and provide color (light, medium, or dark), texture, and drainage quality of the soil. The land cover data are compatible with the soils data forming a coherent and consistent data set. Reliability data rank the land cover data on a 1 to 5 scale from high to low reliability. The soil reliability is ranked as one of the following: high, good, moderate, fair, or poor.Recommendations for the use of these data as well as more detailed information can be found in: Wilson, M.F. and A. Henderson-Sellers, 1985. A Global Archive of Land Cover and Soils Data for Use in General Circulation Climate Models. Journal of Climatology, Vol.5, 119-143.More data set information can be found at: ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/land_use_change/wilhend/comp/README .

Wilson, M. F., and A. Henderson-Sellers. 2003. LBA Regional Vegetation and Soils, 1-Deg (Wilson and Henderson-Sellers). Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/687

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This data set contains 5 data granules
Granule Name Variables Metadata Preview Image
    LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Land Cover Reliability Scores Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 10, S: -25, E: -30, W: -85
Start DateTime: 1900-01-01
End DateTime: 1999-12-31
LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Land Cover Reliability Scores
 
    LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Primary Vegetation Data Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 10, S: -25, E: -30, W: -85
Start DateTime: 1900-01-01
End DateTime: 1999-12-31
LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Primary Vegetation Data
 
    LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Secondary Vegetation Data Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 10, S: -25, E: -30, W: -85
Start DateTime: 1900-01-01
End DateTime: 1999-12-31
LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Secondary Vegetation Data
 
    LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Soils Properties Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 10, S: -25, E: -30, W: -85
Start DateTime: 1900-01-01
End DateTime: 1999-12-31
LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Soils Properties
 
    LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Soils Reliability Scores Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 10, S: -25, E: -30, W: -85
Start DateTime: 1900-01-01
End DateTime: 1999-12-31
LBA REGIONAL VEGETATION AND SOILS, 1-DEGREE Soils Reliability Scores