Hemlock Tree Tertiary Branch Measurement During the Forest Ecosystem Dynamics - Multisensor Aircraft Campaign
Entry ID: FEDMAC_TREEBRANCH

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Summary
Abstract: Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Multisensor Airborne Campaign (FED MAC):
Hemlock Tree Tertiary Branch Data

The Biospheric Sciences Branch (formerly Earth Resources Branch)
within the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at NASA's Goddard Space
Flight Center and associated University investigators are involved in
a research program entitled Forest Ecosystem Dynamics (FED) which is
fundamentally concerned with vegetation change of forest ecosystems at
local to regional spatial scales (100 to 10,000 meters) and temporal
scales ranging from monthly to decadal periods (10 to 100 years). The
nature and extent of the impacts of these changes, as well as the
feedbacks to global climate, may be addressed through modeling the
interactions of the vegetation, soil, and energy components of the
boreal ecosystem.

A tree was felled by using a skidder and a tractor combination. This
arrangement of vehicles was used to lower the tree slowly, keeping the
crown of the tree intact. The diameters of two typical branches are
sampled from each tertiary group.

FED MAC tree branch data is available at:
http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Information about the FED MAC project and other datasets can be found
at: http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/

The FED Home Page is at: http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.0 S: 45.0  E: -68.0  W: -68.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Roger Lang
Dataset Title: Hemlock Tree Tertiary Branch Measurement
Dataset Series Name: FED MAC Home Page
Dataset Release Place: NASA/GSFC
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GSFC
Data Presentation Form: ASCII Tables
Online Resource: http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-07-12
Stop Date: 1990-09-13


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Project
FED MAC >Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Multisensor Airborne Campaign    [Information]


Keywords
BIRCH
DBH
FED MAC
HEMLOCK
MAPLE
SPRUCE
TREE BRANCH


Originating Center
NASA/GSFC/FED


Data Center
Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Project, Biospheric Sciences Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BRUCE COOK
Email: bruce.cook at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.4
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: WWW
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: Free


Personnel
ROGER H. LANG
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: lang at gwu.edu
Contact Address:
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
The George Washington University
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20052
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
View all references:
http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Walthall, C.L., M. Kim, D.L. Williams, B.W. Meeson, P.A. Agbu, J.A. Newcomer, and E.L. Levine (1993), Data sets for modeling: a retrospective collection of bidirectional reflectance and forest ecosystem dynamics multisensor aircraft campaign data sets, Remote Sensing of Environment, 46, 340-346

Lang, R.H., N.S. Chauhan, K.J. Ranson, and O. Kilic (1994), Modeling P-band SAR returns from a red pine stand, Remote Sensing of Environment, 47, 132-141

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-05-05

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