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CMS: Estimated Deforested Area Biomass, Tropical America, Africa, and Asia, 2000

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Data setCMS: Estimated Deforested Area Biomass, Tropical America, Africa, and Asia, 2000
Release date2016-10-06
ProjectCarbon Monitoring System (CMS)
Time Period2000-01-01 to 2012-12-31


This data set provides estimates of pre-deforestation aboveground live woody biomass (AGLB) at 30-m resolution for deforested areas of tropical America, tropical Africa, and tropical Asia for the year 2000. The biomass estimates are only for areas where deforestation occurred during the period 2000 through 2012. These estimates represent biomass loss over this time period and can be used to derive average annual carbon emissions from tropical deforestation.


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Baccini, M., W. Walker, M. Farina, and R.A. Houghton. 2016. CMS: Estimated Deforested Area Biomass, Tropical America, Africa, and Asia, 2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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  • CMS_Pantropical_Forest_Biomass.pdf
  • CMS_Pantropical_Forest_Biomass_Fig1.png

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
AGLB_Deforested_Tropical_Africa_2000.tif 2.0GB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
AGLB_Deforested_Tropical_America_2000.tif 2.9GB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
AGLB_Deforested_Tropical_Asia_2000.tif 2.3GB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31

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