Forest Health Monitoring Program (FHMP), USDA Forest ServiceEntry ID: usdafs_d_fhmp
Abstract: The Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) program is a multi-agency,
cooperative effort to determine the status, changes,and trends in all
forest ecosystems in the United States on an annual basis. The
partners in the FHM program include the USDA Forest Service (State and
Private Forestry, Research, and the National Forest System), State
Foresters, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land ... Management,
and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The FHM is designed to evaluate the condition, changes, and trends in
all U.S. forests on an annual basis; evaluate the causes of poor
forest condition; and evaluate key ecosystem components and processes
to better understand how forest ecosystems function. The FHM program
will help the United States and participating countries address forest
sustainability because the indicators used in FHM regional monitoring
are based on productivity, diversity, vitality, soil conservation, and
FHM information includes:
- Sudden Oak Death
- Forest Inventory Analysis
- Lits of FHM regions
- Ozone indicator
- Lichen indicator
- Down woody materials indicator
United States forest ecosystems
There are four components: detection monitoring (national or
regional monitoring); evaluation monitoring (intensified monitoring or
analysis in problem areas); intensive site ecosystem monitoring
(monitoring to understand processes and improve predictive
capabilities); and research on monitoring techniques (research to
improve monitoring techniques).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service
Dataset Title: Forest Health Monitoring Program
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service
Data Presentation Form: databaseOnline Resource: http://fhm.fs.fed.us/
Dataset Originator/Creator: Colette C. Jacono and Charles P. Boydstun
Dataset Title: Proceedings of the workshop on databases for nonindigenous plants, Gainesville, FL, September 24-25, 1997.
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Gainesville, Florida
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources DivisionOnline Resource: http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/
Start Date: 1990-06-01Stop Date: 2010-03-27
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > EUPHAUSIIDS (KRILL)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > COPEPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Quality Caution: Fluorometry is measured differently on each vessel and are thus not directly comparable between vessels. See the summary for further details.
The end of each sampling segment is geocoded with latitude and longitude calculated from the one minute time-stamped GPS data. "Segment Length" is the distance in nautical miles for each segment, which is calculated ... as the cumulative distance between each 1 minute interval. In theory, all segments are 5 nautical miles long. However, this wasn't always the case with early RSV Aurora Australis tows, where it was assumed that the silks advanced at a predetermined rate of 1 cm per nautical mile, whereas each tow had subtle variations in silk advancement, depending on local condition, e.g. whether the CPR was travelling with or against a current. True segment length has since been recalculated. At other times, some silks have been incorrectly cut and the true length has again been recalculated. The last segment of each tow is rarely exactly 5 nautical miles. It is usually less. In this situation we apply the following rule: if the last segment is longer than 2.5 nautical miles it remains as a segment in its own right and can be between 2.5 and 4.99 nautical miles, whereas if it is less than 2.5 it is added to the penultimate segment making the last segment 5 to 7.49 nautical miles. Users of the data can elect to dismiss the last segment. The "Segment Length" field can be used to standardise species counts. Dividing abundance values by the respective segment length will produce numbers per nautical mile, which is equivalent to 0.3 cubic metres based on 1 nautical mile being 1852 m multiplied by aperture area (12.7 x 12.7 mm). A 5 nautical segment is equivalent to 1.5 cubic metres.
Access Constraints The data are available for download from the provided URL.
Presence records of known species (with no abundance value) are published via DiGIR web services to SCAR-MarBIN, OBIS and GBIF data portals.
Use the download link below to a web page showing voyages, maps of tracks and species distribution maps of the area between Australia and Antarctica.
Scanned ... copies of many CPR logbooks are also available for download from the provided URL.
In addition to the AADC data are held in the Global Alliance of CPR Surveys (GACS) Database and the IMOS Data Portal. Presence records of known species (with no abundance value) are published via DiGIR web services to SCAR-MarBIN, OBIS and GBIF data portals.
Please contact the investigators before using these data, as some explanation may be required.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AADC-00099 when using these data.
Please contact the investigators before using these data, as some ... explanation may be required.
Furthermore, data were sourced from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC) based SCAR Southern Ocean CPR (SO-CPR) Survey Database via the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS). IMOS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative. AADC is part of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) (a division of the Australian Federal Government), SO-CPR is supported by SCAR, AAD (project 4107), NIPR (Japan), NIWA (NZ), and AWI (Germany).
In addition to the citation information listed above, when using this dataset, due acknowledgement must also be provided to IMOS.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 22.5 MB
Distribution Format: excel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3364
Fax: +61 3 6232 3158
Email: graham.hosie at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07