LiDAR Derived Biomass, Canopy Height and Cover for Tri-State (MD, PA, DE) Region, V2

R.O. DUBAYAH, A. SWATANTRAN, W. HUANG, L. DUNCANSON, K. JOHNSON, H. TANG, J.O. DUNNE & G.C. HURTT
This dataset provides 30-meter gridded estimates of aboveground biomass (AGB), forest canopy height, and canopy coverage for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in 2011. Leaf-off LiDAR data were combined with high-resolution leaf-on agricultural imagery in a model-based stratification that was used to select 848 sampling sites for AGB estimation. Field-based estimates were then related to LiDAR height and volume metrics through random forest regression models across three physiographic regions. Spatial errors were estimated at the pixel...
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