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NACP NAFD Project: Forest Disturbance Intensity for CONUS from Landsat, 1986-2015

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2059
Version1
Project
Published2023-03-24
Updated2023-03-24
Usage131 downloads
Citations1 publication cited this dataset

Description

This dataset contains estimates of forest disturbance intensity for the conterminous United States from 1986 to 2015. It quantifies the severity/intensity of forest disturbances at 30 m resolution using time series Landsat observations and the vegetation change tracker algorithm. For each disturbance event mapped at a pixel location, the percentage of basal area removal (PBAR) after the disturbance event was estimated based on spectral changes derived from Landsat data and Random Forest models calibrated using field measurements collected by the US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program. This dataset complements and extends the North American Forest Dynamics-NASA Earth eXchange (NAFD-NEX) US Forest Disturbance History dataset and the NAFD-ATT Forest Canopy Cover Loss dataset from 1986-2010 to 1986-2015. Data are provided in Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (*.tif) format.

Science Keywords

  • LAND SURFACE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • DISTURBANCE
  • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION
  • DEFORESTATION
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • FORESTS

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Lu, J., C. Huang, X. Tao, and K. Schleeweis. 2023. NACP NAFD Project: Forest Disturbance Intensity for CONUS from Landsat, 1986-2015. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2059

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