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Forest Change From Canopy Cover Loss from 1986-2010

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-11-30
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North American Forest Dynamics (NAFD) attribution type layer illustrating the type of change event where all events from 1986-2010 were combined. From Schleeweis, K.G. et al. 2020

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The North American Forest Dynamics Attribution product provides information depicting forest change across 258 million ha of the conterminous U.S.

Ranking Forest Land for Carbon Sequestration/Species Richness

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-11-30
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Forested land in the western conterminous United States classified by priority for preservation to mitigate climate change, based on the spatial co-occurrence of vulnerability to drought and fire and potential carbon sequestration. Source: Buotte et al. 2020

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Ranking of forest lands for preservation given net ecosystem productivity was derived from the Community Land Model.

Growth Measurements of White Spruce in the Arctic

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-11-30
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A white spruce tree is instrumented with a hemispherical and field-stop photochemical reflectance index (PRI) sensor and point dendrometer at a northern treeline site along the Dalton Highway, Brooks Range, Alaska. Source: Eitel et al., 2020

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Field measurements of white spruce photochemical reflectance and radial tree growth are available from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE).

WAVeTrends: Trends in Woody and Herbaceous Vegetation

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-05-18
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Concurrent woody and herbaceous vegetation changes between the 1982-1991 and 2004-2013 decades of the Sudano-Sahel region of Africa. (A) Map of vegetation change categories. (B) Chart showing the conceptual position and the relative abundance of each category in a 2-D space.

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Vegetation change data spanning the West African Sudano-Sahel region is now available.

Amazonia Forest Canopy Structure from LiDAR

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2020-01-06
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Bounding boxes for LiDAR tiles from surveys over western Para, Brazil, are depicted in Google Earth from the KMZ companion file. Each feature in the KMZ provides key metadata about the corresponding tile.

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LiDAR surveys over forest research sites across the Amazon rainforest in Brazil are available.

Aboveground Biomass in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-02-19
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Aboveground biomass (AGB) density maps of Kalimantan forests. (A) AGB density, and (B) mean density AGB aggregated by land cover class. From Ferraz et al., 2018.

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A new dataset from the Carbon Monitoring System provides forest biomass, canopy height, and degradation maps across the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo.