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Gridded Estimates of Woody Cover and Biomass across Sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-2004

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1777
Version1
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Published2020-06-30
Updated2020-06-30
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Description

This dataset provides maps of woody (tree and shrub) cover and biomass across Sub-Saharan Africa at a resolution of 1 km for the period 2000-2004. Canopy cover observations and remote-sensing data related to woody vegetation were used to predict woody cover across Africa. Predicted woody cover, canopy height, and tree allometry were used to estimate woody biomass for Sub-Saharan Africa. Canopy cover observations were assembled from field measurements and Google Earth imagery collected from 2000-2004. Remote-sensing data related to the structural attributes of woody vegetation were derived from MODIS optical data and Q-SCAT (Quick Scatterometer) microwave measurements. Canopy height estimates were derived from spaceborne lidar and tree allometry equations were retrieved from GlobAllomeTree.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • DESERTS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • BIOMASS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • CARBON

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Ross, C.W., N.P. Hanan, and L. Prihodko. 2020. Gridded Estimates of Woody Cover and Biomass across Sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-2004. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1777

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