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Digital Elevation Models for the Global Change Research Wetland, Maryland, USA, 2016

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

This dataset contains four alternative digital elevation models (DEMs) at 1 m resolution and model performance statistical metrics for the Global Change Research Wetland (GCReW) site on the Rhode River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA, for the year 2016. Three DEMs were created by using different strategies for correcting positive biases in Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)-based DEMs that are common in tidal wetlands. These included (1) applying a single average offset based on a literature review, (2) using the LiDAR Elevation Correction with NDVI (LEAN)-method, and (3) applying plant community-specific offsets using a local vegetation cover map. Existing LiDAR data at 1 m resolution collected in 2011 was the basis for these DEMs. The fourth DEM was created by using Empirical Bayesian Kriging to extrapolate between measured ground points. The elevation is provided in meters relative to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). To calibrate the four approaches, the elevation of the entire marsh complex was surveyed at 20 m x 20 m resolution to document the distribution of elevation relative to tidal datums from a single year. Two Trimble R8 real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS receivers were used to survey 525 points over the complex from July 26, 2016, to August 15, 2016. Relative plant cover was also documented. Tidal datums were calculated from the nearby Annapolis, MD tidal gauge located 13 km from GCReW.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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DEM of the Global Change Research Wetland (GCReW) site generated using the LiDAR Elevation Correction with NDVI (LEAN) method with existing LiDAR data and bias-corrected the LEAN algorithm. Source: GCReW_Elevation_2016_LEAN.tif

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2408633818-ORNL_CLOUD
Data First Published 2021-04-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-06-12
Category CMS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation Holmquist, J.R., J. Riera, J.P. Megonigal, L. Schile-beers, K.J. Buffington, and D.E. Weller. 2021. Digital Elevation Models for the Global Change Research Wetland, Maryland, USA, 2016. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1793
Graphic Preview Description DEM of the Global Change Research Wetland (GCReW) site generated using the LiDAR Elevation Correction with NDVI (LEAN) method with existing LiDAR data and bias-corrected the LEAN algorithm. Source: GCReW_Elevation_2016_LEAN.tif
Graphic Preview File https://daac.ornl.gov/CMS/guides/GCRW_DEM_2016_Fig1.png
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Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1793
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Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
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Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z/2016-08-15T23:59:59Z

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