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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
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1337
Release date2016-10-06
ProjectCarbon Monitoring System (CMS)
Time Period2000-01-01 to 2012-12-31

Description

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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Citation

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1337
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Project

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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  • 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 1990.1 MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
AGLB_Deforested_Tropical_America_2000.tif 2856.0 MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31
AGLB_Deforested_Tropical_Asia_2000.tif 2285.4 MB 2000-01-01 - 2012-12-31

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