Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): George Hurtt; Xiangming Xiao; Michael Keller; Michael Palace; Gregory P. Asner; Rob Braswell; Brondı Eduardo S. zio; Manoel Cardoso; Claudio J.R. Carvalho; Matthew G. Fearon; Liane Guild; Steve Hagen; Scott Hetrick; Berrien Moore III; Carlos Nobre; Jane M. Read; Sá Tatiana NO-VALUE; Annette Schloss; George Vourlitis; Albertus J. Wickel
    Date: 2003
    Source: Remote Sensing of Environment 88 :111– 127
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (1.5 B)


    The LBA-ECO program is one of several international research components under the Brazilian-led Large Scale Biosphere–Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). The field-oriented research activities of this study are organized along transects and include a set of primary field sites, where the major objective is to study land-use change and ecosystem dynamics, and a smaller set of 15 operational eddy flux tower sites, where the major objective is to quantify net exchange of CO2 with the atmosphere. To supplement these studies and help to address issues of fine-scale spatial heterogeneity and scaling, high-resolution satellite imagery (IKONOS, 1–4 m) have been acquired over some of these study sites. This paper begins with a description of the acquisition strategy and IKONOS holdings for LBA. This section is followed with a review of some of the most promising new applications of these data in LBA.

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Hurtt, George; Xiao, Xiangming; Keller, Michael; Palace, Michael; Asner, Gregory P.; Braswell, Rob; Brondızio, Eduardo S.; Cardoso, Manoel; Carvalho, Claudio J.R.; Fearon, Matthew G.; Guild, Liane; Hagen, Steve; Hetrick, Scott; Moore III, Berrien; Nobre, Carlos; Read, Jane M.; Sá, Tatiana; Schloss, Annette; Vourlitis, George; Wickel, Albertus J. 2003. IKONOS imagery for the Large Scale Biosphere–Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). Remote Sensing of Environment 88 :111– 127


    IKONOS, Remote sensing, Spatial heterogeneity, Land use, Land cover, LBA

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page