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Harmonized Global Maps of Biomass

Map of biomass carbon density.

Global maps of above and belowground biomass carbon density: (a) aboveground biomass carbon density, (b) belowground biomass carbon density.

Global Aboveground and Belowground Biomass Carbon Density Maps for the Year 2010

This dataset provides temporally consistent and harmonized global maps of aboveground and belowground biomass carbon density for the year 2010 at a 300 m spatial resolution. The aboveground biomass map integrates land-cover specific, remotely sensed maps of woody, grassland, cropland, and tundra biomass. Input maps were amassed from the published literature and, where necessary, updated to cover the focal extent or time period. The belowground biomass map similarly integrates matching maps derived from each aboveground biomass map and land-cover specific empirical models. Aboveground and belowground maps were then integrated separately using ancillary maps of percent tree cover and landcover and a rule-based decision tree. Maps reporting the accumulated uncertainty of pixel-level estimates are also provided.

Data Citation: Spawn, S.A., and H.K. Gibbs. 2020. Global Aboveground and Belowground Biomass Carbon Density Maps for the Year 2010. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1763
Data Center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: EOSDIS