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dc.contributor.advisorPrice, Kevin P.
dc.contributor.advisorWoods, William I.
dc.contributor.authorThayn, Jonathan Boyd
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-28T04:33:14Z
dc.date.available2009-08-28T04:33:14Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-13
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10270
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5434
dc.description.abstractAmazonian Dark Earths (ADE) are patches of archaeological soils scattered throughout the Amazon Basin. These soils are anthropogenic and most evidence suggests that they are the result of unintentional cultural deposits as well as intentional efforts of Amerindian populations to improve the quality of their farmlands. ADE are a mixture of charcoal, organic matter and the underlying Oxisol soil. ADE are extremely fertile soils in comparison to the surrounding Oxisols and they are sought after by local residents for agricultural purposes. In the first chapter I discuss the value and physical properties of ADE in detail. Research is being conducted to learn how ADE were created and to explore the possibility of replicating them to sequester carbon and to reclaim depleted soils in the Amazon Basin. This dissertation seeks to assist in that effort by attempting to map currently unknown ADE sites hidden beneath the dense tropical forest canopy.
dc.format.extent111 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectAmazon forest
dc.subjectAmazonian dark earths
dc.subjectModis
dc.subjectRemote sensing
dc.subjectTerra preta
dc.titleLocating Amazonian Dark Earths (ADE) in the Brazilian Amazon using Satellite Imagery
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberEgbert, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.cmtememberBozarth, Steven
dc.contributor.cmtememberFoster, Bryan
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineGeography
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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