Howland Township Forest Map

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Darrel L. Williams
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Howland Township Forest Map
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map Image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: FED Project Home Page
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: NASA/GSFC
Publisher: NASA/GSFC
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://fedwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/spatial-data223.html
Description:
Abstract:
Forest Ecosystem Dynamics (FED) Project Spatial Data Archive: Howland Township Forest Map 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. The Howland Forest research site lies within the Northern Experimental Forest of International Paper. The natural stands in this boreal-northern hardwood transitional forest consist of spruce-hemlock-fir, aspen-birch, and hemlock-hardwood mixtures. The topography of the region varies from flat to gently rolling, with a maximum elevation change of less than 68 m within 10 km. Due to the region's glacial history, soil drainage classes within a small area may vary widely, from well drained to poorly drained. Consequently, an elaborate patchwork of forest communities has developed, supporting exceptional local species diversity. This data layer contains forest polygons with information on cover type, volume, and crown closure for both the forest overstory and understory for the Township of Howland located in Penobscot County, Maine. The map was digitized, projected and differentially corrected using Global Positioning System points. Forest types were determined by delineation from color infrared photographs. Note that the USGS records show that the orthophotoquads from which the data were digitized are in the Transverse Mercator projection. The printed map grid on both Howland and Edinburg maps is in the Universal Transverse Mercator projection. So, although the Edinburg map states that base map and control are from a Polyconic projection, (the Howland does not mention projection) the original base maps were assumed to be in the Transverse Mercator.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: See: "http://fedwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/fedmac/refs.html" McCarthy, K.T. 1989. Aerial Photo Type Map of IP Timberlands Operating Company Ltd. in Howland, Penobscot County, Maine. IP Technical Department. USGS. 1975,1978. Base map and control from a polyconic projection, Orthophoto Quadrangles. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia. Levine, E., K.J. Ranson, J.A. Smith, D.L. Williams, R.G. Knox, H.H. Shugart, D.L. Urban, and W.T. Lawrence. 1993. Forest ecosystem dynamics: linking forest succession, soil process and radiation models. Ecological Modelling, 65:199-219.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19750101
Ending_Date: 19950201
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS > CROWN CLOSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE > VOLUME
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PLANT CHARACTERISTICS > HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER > COVER TYPE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: MAPS
Theme_Keyword: DIGITIZER
Theme_Keyword: FED > FOREST ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: Birch
Theme_Keyword: Cedar
Theme_Keyword: Fed
Theme_Keyword: Forest Cover
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Hemlock
Theme_Keyword: Maple
Theme_Keyword: Penobscot County
Theme_Keyword: Pine
Theme_Keyword: Poplar
Theme_Keyword: Spruce
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd Mapserver
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: STEVEN T. FIFER
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://fedwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/gifs/howlandtype.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/HBSL/BSB/FED > Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Project, Biospheric Sciences Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: BRUCE COOK
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA
Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailstop 614.4
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bruce.cook@nasa.gov
Resource_Description: FED_HOWLAND_FOREST
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARC/INFO EXPORT
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://forest.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://fedwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/gis_data/typehow.e00
Access_Instructions:
Access GIS data.
Fees: Free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110406
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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