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ORNL DAAC Data Set NACP North American Forest Dynamics Project: Forest Disturbance and Regrowth Data

NACP North American Forest Dynamics Project: Forest Disturbance and Regrowth Data
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Project: NORTH AMERICAN CARBON PROGRAM

Project: NORTH AMERICAN CARBON PROGRAM
The North American Carbon Program (NACP) is a multidisciplinary research program designed to obtain scientific understanding of North America's carbon sources and sinks and of changes in carbon stocks needed to meet societal concerns and to provide tools for decision makers.

Data Set: NACP North American Forest Dynamics Project: Forest Disturbance and Regrowth Data

Data Set: NACP North American Forest Dynamics Project: Forest Disturbance and Regrowth Data
This data set provides the results of time-series analyses of Landsat imagery for 55 selected forested sites across the conterminous U.S.A. The output is a pair of disturbance data products for each site, one showing the first year of disturbance in the time series, the other showing the last year of disturbance. Each data pixel is labeled as either a static land class (persistent non-forest, persistent forest, or persistent water) or with the year of change for disturbed forest pixels. The time period analyzed is approximately 1984-2009. These forest disturbance data are distributed as a single band GeoTiff, with appropriate projection information defined within the file. The analyses were performed in three phases: 5 sites during the Prototype/Focal phase; 23 sites in Phase I; and 27 sites in Phase II. The spatial resolution of the Prototype/Focal and Phase I data is 28.5 meters. The spatial resolution of the Phase II data is 30 meters. The temporal resolution is nominally biennial. The mapped area for each forested site is approximately 185 km x 185 km. There are a total of 110 GeoTiff files - a first year and a last year disturbance file for each of the 55 sites.

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Citation:
Goward, S.N., C.Q. Huang, J.G. Masek, W.B. Cohen, G.G. Moisen and K. Schleeweis. 2012. NACP North American Forest Dynamics Project: Forest Disturbance and Regrowth Data. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov] from ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1077

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All Data Taken At Latitude: 49.79N To 26.52N, Longitude: 67.96W To 126.46W

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