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Canopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 2005
Entry ID: LaSelva_Land_Use_1312_1


Summary
Abstract: This data set contains land-use, canopy height, and aboveground carbon estimates derived from LiDAR data collected at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica in March 1998 and March 2005. The data are provided as GeoTIFFs (*.tif) of 100-m (1-ha) resolution. A look-up table is provided that relates modeled changes in height to changes in stand characteristics (including age and carbon content). The data were used to test the accuracy and scale-dependency of high-resolution predictions of vegetation dynamics and carbon flux by the Ecosystem Demography (ED). The ED model is an individual-based terrestrial ecosystem model that predicts both ecosystem structure and corresponding ecosystem fluxes from climate, soil, and land-use inputs.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 10.45   S: 10.4   E: -84.0   W: -84.05

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Other Citation Details: Hurtt, G.C., R.Q. Thomas, J. Fisk, R.O. Dubayah, and S.L. Sheldon. 2016. Canopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 2005. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1312
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-03-01
Stop Date: 2005-03-31
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COMPLETE
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15


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