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CMS: LiDAR-derived Aboveground Biomass, Canopy Height and Cover for Maryland, 2011

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Data setCMS: LiDAR-derived Aboveground Biomass, Canopy Height and Cover for Maryland, 2011
Release date2016-07-12
ProjectCarbon Monitoring System (CMS)
Time Period2011-01-01


This data set provides 30-meter gridded estimates of aboveground biomass (AGB), canopy height, and canopy coverage for the state of Maryland in 2011. Leaf-off LiDAR data were combined with high-resolution leaf-on agricultural imagery to select 848 field sampling sites for biomass measurements. The field-based estimates were related to LiDAR height and volume metrics through random forests regression models across three physiographic regions of Maryland.


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Dubayah, R.O., A. Swatantran, W. Huang, L. Duncanson, K. Johnson, H. Tang, J.O. Dunne, and G.C. Hurtt. 2016. CMS: LiDAR-derived Aboveground Biomass, Canopy Height and Cover for Maryland, 2011. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Carbon Monitoring System (CMS): The NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) is designed to make significant contributions in characterizing, quantifying, understanding, and predicting the evolution of global carbon sources and sinks through improved monitoring of carbon stocks and fluxes. The System will use the full range of NASA satellite observations and modeling/analysis capabilities to establish the accuracy, quantitative uncertainties, and utility of products for supporting national and international policy, regulatory, and management activities. CMS will maintain a global emphasis while providing finer scale regional information, utilizing space-based and surface-based data and will rapidly initiate generation and distribution of products both for user evaluation and to inform near-term policy development and planning.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Maryland_Biomass_QRF_High_30m.tif 87.1 MB 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31
Maryland_Biomass_QRF_Low_30m.tif 75.0 MB 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31
Maryland_Biomass_RF_30m.tif 94.4 MB 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31
Maryland_CanopyHeight_30m.tif 56.3 MB 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31
Maryland_LidarYear_30m.tif 2.3 MB 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31
Maryland_MissingLidarMask_30m.tif 1.4 MB 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31
Maryland_PercentTreeCover_30m.tif 40.4 MB 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31

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