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Global 1-degree Maps of Forest Area, Carbon Stocks, and Biomass, 1950-2010

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Data setGlobal 1-degree Maps of Forest Area, Carbon Stocks, and Biomass, 1950-2010
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1296
Release date2015-12-14
ProjectVegetation Collections
Time Period1950-01-01 to 2010-12-31

Description

This data set provides global forest area, forest growing stock, and forest biomass data at 1-degree resolution for the period 1950-2010. The data set is based on a compilation of forest area and growing stock data reported in international assessments performed by FAO, MCPFE (now Forest Europe), and UNECE. Data of different assessments are to the extent possible harmonized to reflect both forest area and other wooded land, to be comparable between countries and assessments.

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Citation

Hengeveld, G.M., K. Gunia, M. Didion, S. Zudin, A.P.P.M. Clerkx, and M.J. Schelhaas. 2015. Global 1-degree Maps of Forest Area, Carbon Stocks, and Biomass, 1950-2015. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1296
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Vegetation Collections: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes gridded data on vegetation from regional to continental scales.

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  • Global_Biomass_1950-2010.pdf
  • fig1_global_biomass_1950.png

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
historical_global_1-degree_forest_biomass.nc4 14.1 MB 1950-01-01 - 2010-12-31

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