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LiDAR Derived Forest Aboveground Biomass Maps, Northwestern USA, 2002-2016

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

This dataset provides maps of aboveground forest biomass (AGB) of living trees and standing dead trees in Mg/ha across portions of Northwestern United States, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, at a spatial resolution of 30 m. Forest inventory data were compiled from 29 stakeholders that had overlapping lidar imagery. The collection totaled 3805 field plots with lidar imagery for 176 collections acquired between 2002 and 2016. Plot-level AGB estimates were calculated from tree measurements using the default allometric equations found in the Fire Fuels Extension (FFE) of the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS). The random forest algorithm was used to model AGB from lidar height and density metrics that were generated from the lidar returns within fixed-radius field plot footprints, gridded climate metrics obtained from the Climate-FVS Ready Data Server, and topographic estimates extracted from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 1 Arc-Second Global elevation rasters. AGB was then mapped from the same lidar metrics gridded across the extent of the lidar collections at 30-m resolution. The standard deviation of estimated AGB of the terminal nodes from the random forest predictions was also mapped to show pixel-level model uncertainty. Note that the AGB estimates are, for the most part, a single snapshot in time and that the forest conditions are not necessarily representative of the larger study area.

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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 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview

The locations of the 176 lidar collection areas (light green polygons) acquired between 2002 and 2016. Source: LidarUnits.zip

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2389020423-ORNL_CLOUD
Data First Published 2020-05-19
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-06-12
Category CMS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
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 Fekety, P.A., and A.T. Hudak. 2020. LiDAR Derived Forest Aboveground Biomass Maps, Northwestern USA, 2002-2016. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1766
Graphic Preview Description The locations of the 176 lidar collection areas (light green polygons) acquired between 2002 and 2016. Source: LidarUnits.zip
Graphic Preview File https://daac.ornl.gov/CMS/guides/Forest_AGB_NW_USA_Fig1.png
Harvest Object Id 96dad331-53a8-4f98-98e3-eb9204fc8ed8
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1766
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -125.58 41.66 -112.28 49.35
Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 81c0758c1311ecdb9215096a5749c11fa124400b89e04dbb5c3018c3ade9271e
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial
Temporal 2002-01-01T00:00:00Z/2016-12-31T23:59:59Z

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