Field data are collected to evaluate for modeled estimates of live and dead
aboveground woody forest biomass and develop correlations among fire-related
vegetation and biophysical parameters. To increase confidence in our biomass
estimation approach, we compare our model-derived estimates with eastern FIA
database forest biomass variables. One component of this evaluation ... examines
the accuracy and variability associated with current aboveground live woody
biomass estimates, employing the FIA plot-level (P2) dataset, which consists of
approximately 77,500 plots (48,000 of those being forested ) and 1,300,000
trees located across the southeastern region. Our estimates of dead woody
biomass are evaluated against a subset of approximately 900 FIA P3 plots
inventoried by the FHM Program.
The purpose of the data is to assess species composition, abundance and
distribution of the infauna of the Arctic Canada Basin.