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AVHRR derived Northeastern U.S. Landcover
Entry ID: EOSWEBSTER_PnET_Land_Input_NE


Summary
Abstract: This dataset, used as in input to the PnET model, (see parent DIF) was formed by Scott Ollinger at a resolution of 30 arc sec (about 1 kilometer) from a dataset first extracted by R.G. Lathrop and J. A. Bognar. It classifies landcover in the Northeastern US as one of 11 categories: background, urban, agriculture, hardwoods, mixed hardwood/spruce fir, mixed hardwood/pine, water, wetland, barren, or unclassified.

As part of developing the geographic information system (GIS) to support a north-eastern U.S. regional forest change modeling effort, Lathrop and Bognar investigated the utility of several sources of AVHRR data in regional forest cover mapping. Single-date classified Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery in combination with existing USGS Land Use/ Land Cover data was used to create a forest cover database that encompassed eastern New York state and all of New England.

The USGS EROS Data Center Conterminous U.S. Land Cover Characteristics database was also evaluated for comparison. Statistical analysis showed that the AVHRR-derived regional land cover datasets provided estimates of total forest area that were comparable to U.S. Forest Service county level estimates. The AVHRR imagery recorded after leaf fall appeared to enhance the discrimination of coniferous vs. deciduous forests.

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Description: PnET model journal articles, PnET source code, PnET executable.

Parent DIF
This description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
EOSWEBSTER_PnET_Ecosystem_Model


Geographic Coverage
 N: 48.0 S: 38.0  E: -66.0  W: -77.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: John D. Aber, Scott V. Ollinger et al.
Dataset Title: Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on water yield and Forest Production in the Northeastern United States
Dataset Series Name: Climate Research, vol 5: pp 207-222
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Publisher: CSRC, University of New Hampshire
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: ASCII and image
Online Resource: http://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > Northeastern US


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
FOREST COVER
NORTHEASTERN US
PNET
SURFACE VEGETATION


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


Data Center
EOS-EARTHDATA, Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Univ. of New Hampshire    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eos-earthdata.sr.unh.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EARTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER
Phone: 1-603-862-3785
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: eosearthdatasupport at foghorn.sr.unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM, Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: ASCII, GIF images
Fees: None


Personnel
JOHN D. ABER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 603-862-3045
Email: John.Aber at unh.edu
Contact Address:
University of New Hampshire
Complex Systems Research Center
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


ANNETTE SCHLOSS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 603-862-0348
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: annette.schloss at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


RITA FREUDER
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 603-862-1792
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: Rita.Freuder at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


SCOTT V. OLLINGER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 603-868-2926
Email: Scott.Ollinger at unh.edu
Contact Address:
University of New Hampshire
CSRC/ Morse Hall
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12



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