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Forest Aboveground Biomass in Para, Brazil

Forest aboveground biomass.

Assimilated predictions of forest aboveground biomass across the Paragominas Municipality, Brazil.

LiDAR and PALSAR-Derived Forest Aboveground Biomass, Paragominas, Para, Brazil, 2012

A new dataset from the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) provides estimates of forest aboveground biomass for the Paragominas municipality, in Para, Brazil, in 2012. Aboveground biomass (in megagrams of carbon per hectare) was measured for inventory plots within the study (focal) areas, and then assimilated and modeled with LiDAR and PALSAR metrics using gradient boosting machines (GBM) to predict spatially explicit forest aboveground biomass and uncertainties for the entire focal areas. The PALSAR data across the three focal areas was combined and used in a GBM model to predict forest aboveground biomass across the entire Paragominas municipality. The data files include estimated mean and standard deviation of forest aboveground biomass (Mg/ha) for three focal sites, and predicted forest aboveground biomass for the entire Paragominas municipality.

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Data Citation: Keller, M.M., P. Duffy, and W. Barnett. 2019. LiDAR and PALSAR-Derived Forest Aboveground Biomass, Paragominas, Para, Brazil, 2012. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1648
Data Center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: EOSDIS