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Canopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 2005

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Data setCanopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 2005
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1312
Release date2016-03-30
ProjectVegetation Collections
Time Period1998-03-01 to 2005-03-31

Description

This data set contains land-use, canopy height, and aboveground carbon estimates derived from LiDAR data collected at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica in March 1998 and March 2005. The data are provided as GeoTIFFs (*.tif) of 100-m (1-ha) resolution. A look-up table is provided that relates modeled changes in height to changes in stand characteristics (including age and carbon content). The data were used to test the accuracy and scale-dependency of high-resolution predictions of vegetation dynamics and carbon flux by the Ecosystem Demography (ED). The ED model is an individual-based terrestrial ecosystem model that predicts both ecosystem structure and corresponding ecosystem fluxes from climate, soil, and land-use inputs.

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Citation

Hurtt, G.C., R.Q. Thomas, J. Fisk, R.O. Dubayah, and S.L. Sheldon. 2016. Canopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 2005. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1312
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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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  • LaSelva_Land_Use_figure1.png
  • CMS_LaSelva_Land_Use.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
ED_predictions_by_height_class.csv 2.9 KB 1998-03-01 - 2005-03-31
ls05_cnt.tif 2.7 KB 1998-03-01 - 2005-03-31
ls05_ht.tif 9.4 KB 1998-03-01 - 2005-03-31
ls98_cnt.tif 2.6 KB 1998-03-01 - 2005-03-31
ls98_ht.tif 8.9 KB 1998-03-01 - 2005-03-31
ls_ed_delta_ht.tif 2.6 KB 1998-03-01 - 2005-03-31
ls_lu.tif 1.3 KB 1998-03-01 - 2005-03-31

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