NPP Tropical Forest: Darien, Panama, 1967-1968, R1

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This NPP data set contains one ASCII file (.txt format). The data file contains above- and below-ground biomass, litterfall, LAI, vegetation/soil micro-nutrient content (P, K, Ca, Mg, etc.), and above-ground net primary productivity (ANPP) estimates for transitional moist/dry tropical forests at Rio Lara (wet season site) and Rio Sabana (dry season site) in Darien Province, Panama. Field measurements were made in 1967 and 1968. No climate data are provided.Apart from litter quantity, most of the differences between these data reflect variations between the two plots sampled, rather than seasonal changes. Both plots were considered representative of the surrounding forest. The area was thought to have been forested for the previous 400 years, following abandonment of open savanna lands maintained by the Precolumbian Indians.Total annual leaf and branch fall averaged for the two sites was 1,137 g/m2/yr, representing a minimum ANPP estimate. Litter decomposition over the 9-month wet season was around 90%. LAI at both sites was high; however, the index for the dry site (10.6 m2/m2) was only half that of the wet season site (22.4 m2/m2).

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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 November 12, 2020
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
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Identifier C1000000027-ORNL_DAAC
Data First Published 2013-09-13
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-04-15
Category NPP, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Golley, F.B. 2013. NPP Tropical Forest: Darien, Panama, 1967-1968, R1 . ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Source Hash 616474289244a9ab6b7bc044f23b964c79d0de1b
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial 8.66 -78.12
Temporal 1967-02-02T00:00:00Z/1968-02-27T23:59:59Z

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