dataset : LBA-ECO LC-24 Historical Roads of the Legal Amazon: 1968-1993

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center DAAC


LBA-ECO LC-24 Historical Roads of the Legal Amazon: 1968-1993

ABSTRACT: Understanding the impact of road investments on deforestation is part of a complete evaluation of the expansion of infrastructure for development.We find evidence of spatial spillovers from roads in the Brazilian Amazon: deforestation rises in the census tracts that lack roads but are in the same county as and within 100 km of a tract with a new paved or unpaved road. At greater distances from the new roads the evidence is mixed, including negative coefficients of inconsistent significance between 100 and 300km, and if anything, higher neighbor deforestation at distances over 300 km.


This dataset was released on January 01, 2011.

The time range for this dataset is January 01, 1968 to December 31, 1993.

The spatial range for this dataset is -18.0405° to -5.1231° latitude, and -73.8025° to -41.8342° longitude. map (center)

DOI : 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1043
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