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CMS: Mangrove Canopy Characteristics and Land Cover Change, Tanzania, 1990-2014

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Data setCMS: Mangrove Canopy Characteristics and Land Cover Change, Tanzania, 1990-2014
Release date2017-03-08
ProjectCarbon Monitoring System (CMS)
Time Period1990-01-01 to 2014-12-31


This data set provides canopy height, land cover change, and stand age estimates for mangrove forests in the Rufiji River Delta in Tanzania. The estimates were derived from a canopy height model (CHM) using TanDEM-X imagery and Polarimetric SAR interferometry (Pol-InSAR) techniques. Landsat imagery circa 1990 and circa 2014 was used to estimate stand age between 1994 and 2014 and for forest land cover change modeling.


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Lagomasino, D., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, E. Feliciano, C. Trettin, and M.C. Hansen. 2017. CMS: Mangrove Canopy Characteristics and Land Cover Change, Tanzania, 1990-2014. 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
Rufiji_Land_Cover_Change.tif 207.0 KB 1990-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Rufiji_Stand_Age.tif 36.3 KB 1990-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Rufiji_TDX_CHM.tif 8.4 MB 1990-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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