The authors thank the Large-Scale Biosphere–Atmosphere Experiment (LBA) program in Amazônia, coordinated by the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), for logistical help in the mounting of this project. We particularly acknowledge our colleagues at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT) for their logistical assistance, and the various institutions that provided datasets for our analysis. We also thank Wilfrid Schroeder of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) for assistance in accessing various input datasets; Maria del Carmen Vera-Diaz of the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM) and Dr. Robert Kaufmann of Boston University for their instructive comments and suggestions; Sarah Hankerson of UMCP for assistance with SAS software; and Dr. Michael Jasinski of NASA GSFC for input and encouragement throughout the project. Finally, we thank the anonymous reviewers of this paper for their valuable, detailed comments. Funding for this research was provided by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology program (Grant NAG5-26020).
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