National Biomass and Carbon Dataset

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Basic Information
Full Title: 
National Biomass and Carbon Dataset for the year 2000

The dataset consists of a high-resolution (30 m), year-2000 baseline estimate of basal area-weighted canopy height, aboveground live dry biomass, and standing carbon stock for the conterminous United States. The dataset combines information from the National Land Cover Dataset and LANDFIRE programs, the US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis program data, and InSAR radar data from from the 2000 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). The mapping is based on a zone approach in which the conterminous United States has been split into 66 ecoregionally distinct zones.

Kellndorfer, Josef, Walker, Wayne, LaPoint, Elizabeth, Cormier, Tina, Fiske, Greg, and Kirsch, Katie
Woods Hole Research Center
Spatial Resolution: 
30 meters
Temporal Coverage: 
Date Issued: 
Parameters / Choices
A dataset often contains many geodata layers representing the same kind of measurement, but for different values of some parameters - time periods, models or scenarios, different species, etc. A value must be chosen for each such parameter in order to select a specific layer or raster which associated a single value with each geographic location (cell). The parameters or choices relevant to selecting layers from this dataset are described here.