Biozones of Patagonia (Argentina)

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Citation_Information:
Originator: Paruelo, J.M., Jobbagy E.G., Sala O.E.
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Biozones of Patagonia (Argentina)
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: A regional assessment of land use impact on ecosystem function and structure in temperate areas of North and South America
Issue_Identification: IAI-Scientific_Articles_ISP3_077_Published_001
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Publisher: IAI
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Abstract:
"We present a classification of Patagonian ecosystems basedon functional attributes derived from the seasonal curves of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), calculated from spectral data provided by the NOAA/AVHRR satellites. The attributes used were the annual integral, the relative range of NDVI,and the date of maximum NDVI. These attributes capture critical aspects of the seasonal dynamics of carbon gains and allow for a good description of the spatial heterogeneity of ecosystem function in temperate areas. Our analysis defined 12 biozones that captures the current ecosystem functioning. The units defined showed a good agreement with previously defined phytogeographical provinces. Mapping biozones based on attributes derived from satellite data does not require assumptions on the relationship between vegetation units and environmental features. This reduces the errors associated to the lack of correlation between the vegetation and environmental features".
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REFERENCE: Paruelo, J.M., Jobbagy E.G., Sala O.E. "Biozones of Patagonia (Argentina)", Journal " Ecologia Austral, Vol. 8, pages 145-153, December 1998.
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Beginning_Date: 19980601
Ending_Date: 20010531
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -30.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > GRASSLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > MONTANE HABITATS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION INDEX > NDVI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: NOAA POES > NOAA POLAR ORBITING ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: IAI-DIS > INTER-AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: ISP > INITIAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (IAI)
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Index
Theme_Keyword: Ndvi
Theme_Keyword: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Biozones
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Theme_Keyword: Avhrr
Theme_Keyword: Iai-science-publications
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > ARGENTINA > PATAGONIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOSE M. PARUELO
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
City: Buenos Aires
Country: Argentina
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +54-11-4524-8070
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paruelo@ifeva.edu.ar
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IAI-DIS > Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, Data and Information System
Contact_Person: LUIS MARCELO ACHITE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address: Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research- IAI
Address: Avenida dos Astronautas, 1758, Jardim da Granja
City: Sao Jose dos Campos
State_or_Province: Sao Paulo
Postal_Code: 12227-010
Country: BRAZIL
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (55-12) 3945-6868
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (55-12) 3941-4410
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lmachite@dir.iai.int
Resource_Description: IAIDIS666
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Network_Resource_Name:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050211
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050228
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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