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ABoVE: Tree Canopy Cover and Stand Age from Landsat, Boreal Forest Biome, 1984-2020

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2012
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Published2022-11-07
Updated2022-12-02
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Description

This dataset contains Landsat-derived locally-calibrated estimates of tree canopy cover (TCC) and forest stand age across global boreal forests from 1984-2020 in Cloud-Optimized GeoTIFF (*.tif) format. These raster data span the circum-hemispheric boreal forest biome between 47 to 73 degrees north at 30 m resolution. Machine learning models calibrated with data from the World Reference System 2 were used to predict TCC from Landsat data at 30-m spatial resolution at annual temporal resolution. Through analysis of TCC time series, forest change estimates of stand age from 1984-2020 were developed. The broad spatial and temporal coverage of these data provide insight into forest and carbon dynamics of the global boreal forest system. Boreal forests store a large proportion of global soil and biomass carbon and have experienced disproportionately high levels of warming over the past century.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • VEGETATION COVER
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • FORESTS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS

Data Use and Citation

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Feng, M., J.O. Sexton, P. Wang, S. Channan, P.M. Montesano, W. Wagner, M.R. Wooten, and C.S. Neigh. 2022. ABoVE: Tree Canopy Cover and Stand Age from Landsat, Boreal Forest Biome, 1984-2020. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2012

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  • Boreal_CanopyCover_StandAge.pdf