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Title: Local discrepancies in continental scale biomass maps: a case study over forested and non-forested landscapes in Maryland, USA

Author: Huang, Wenli; Swatantran, Anu; Johnson, Kristofer; Duncanson, Laura; Tang, Hao; O'Neil Dunne, Jarlath; Hurtt, George; Dubayah, Ralph.;

Date: 2015

Source: Carbon Balance and Management. 10(1): 19. [16 p.]

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Continental-scale aboveground biomass maps are increasingly available, but their estimates vary widely, particularly at high resolution. A comprehensive understanding of map discrepancies is required to improve their effectiveness in carbon accounting and local decision-making. To this end, we compare four continental-scale maps with a recent high-resolution lidar-derived biomass map over Maryland, USA. We conduct detailed comparisons at pixel-, county-, and state-level.

Keywords: Temperate deciduous forest, Lidar, Aboveground biomass, Carbon

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Huang, Wenli; Swatantran, Anu; Johnson, Kristofer; Duncanson, Laura; Tang, Hao; O'Neil Dunne, Jarlath; Hurtt, George; Dubayah, Ralph. 2015. Local discrepancies in continental scale biomass maps: a case study over forested and non-forested landscapes in Maryland, USA. Carbon Balance and Management. 10(1): 19. [16 p.]

 


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