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Aboveground Biomass High-Resolution Maps for Selected US Tidal Marshes, 2015

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1610
Project
Published2018-12-11
Updated2018-12-11
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Description

This dataset provides maps of aboveground tidal marsh biomass (g/m2) at 30m resolution for six estuarine regions of the conterminous United States: Cape Cod, MA; Chesapeake Bay, MD, Everglades, FL; Mississippi Delta, LA; San Francisco Bay, CA; and Puget Sound, WA. Estuarine and palustrine emergent tidal marsh areas were based on a 2010 NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) map. Aboveground biomass maps were generated from a random forest model driven by Landsat vegetation indices and a national scale dataset of field-measured aboveground biomass. The final model, driven by six Landsat vegetation indices, with the soil adjusted vegetation index as the most important, successfully predicted biomass for a range of marsh plant functional types defined by height, leaf angle, and growth form. Biomass can be converted to carbon stocks using a mean plant carbon content of 44.1%.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • VEGETATION SPECIES
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
  • WETLANDS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • WETLANDS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
  • COASTAL
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • DOMINANT SPECIES
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • BIOMASS
  • LAND SURFACE
  • GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
  • COASTAL LANDFORMS
  • SALT MARSH

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Byrd, K.B., L. Ballanti, N. Thomas, D. Nguyen, J.R. Holmquist, M. Simard, and L. Windham-Myers. 2018. Aboveground Biomass High-Resolution Maps for Selected US Tidal Marshes, 2015. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1610

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