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A database for the monitoring of thermal anomalies over the Amazon forest and adjacent intertropical oceans.


ABSTRACT: Advances in information technologies and accessibility to climate and satellite data in recent years have favored the development of web-based tools with user-friendly interfaces in order to facilitate the dissemination of geo/biophysical products. These products are useful for the analysis of the impact of global warming over different biomes. In particular, the study of the Amazon forest responses to drought have recently received attention by the scientific community due to the occurrence of two extreme droughts and sustained warming over the last decade. Thermal Amazoni@ is a web-based platform for the visualization and download of surface thermal anomalies products over the Amazon forest and adjacent intertropical oceans using Google Earth as a baseline graphical interface (http://ipl.uv.es/thamazon/web). This platform is currently operational at the servers of the University of Valencia (Spain), and it includes both satellite (MODIS) and climatic (ERA-Interim) datasets. Thermal Amazoni@ is composed of the viewer system and the web and ftp sites with ancillary information and access to product download.

SUBMITTER: Jimenez-Munoz JC 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4443878 | BioStudies | 2015-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.6084/m9.figshare.1304526

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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