SNF FOREST COVER BY SPECIES/STRATA

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: GOETZ, S.J.HALL, F.G.HUEMMRICH, K.F.NICKESON, J.E.STREBEL, D.E.WOODS, K.D.
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: SNF FOREST COVER BY SPECIES/STRATA
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Online Files
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=179&term2attribute=fileID
Description:
Abstract:
The purpose of the SNF study was to improve our understanding of the relationship between remotely sensed observations and important biophysical parameters in the boreal forest. A key element of the experiment was the development of methodologies to measure forest stand characteristics to determine values of importance to both remote sensing and ecology. Parameters studied were biomass, leaf area index, above ground net primary productivity, bark area index and ground coverage by vegetation. Thirty two quaking aspen and thirty one black spruce sites were studied. Use of multiple plots within each site allowed estimation of the importance of spatial variation in stand parameters. Within each plot, all woody stems greater than two meters in height were recorded by species and relevant dimensions were measured. Diameter breast height (dbh) was measured directly. Height of the tree and height of the first live branch were determined by triangulation. The difference between these two heights was used as the depth of crown. Similar measurements were made for shrubs between one and two meters tall in the aspen sites. The Forest Canopy Composition (SNF) data set provides the counts of canopy (over two meters tall) tree species and subcanopy (between one and two meters tall) tree species. Also related, for the aspen sites, in each plot a visual estimation of the percent coverage of the canopy, subcanopy and understory vegetation was made. The site averages of these coverage estimates are presented in the Aspen Forest Cover by Stratum/Plot (SNF) data set.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19760101
Ending_Date: 19861231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -92.5058
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.7658
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.1697
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.6575
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT J. GOETZ
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Maryland
Address: Dept of Geography
Address: LeFrak Bldg
City: College Park
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20742
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 405-1297
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 314-9299
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sgoetz@geog.umd.edu
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ORNL_DAAC > THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)
Contact_Person: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-7447
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: uso@daac.ornl.gov
Resource_Description: 179
Distribution_Liability:
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Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://daac.ornl.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/dsviewer.pl?ds_id=179...
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://daac.ornl.gov//SNF/guides/forest_cover_spec...
Access_Instructions:
SNF FOREST COVER BY SPECIES/STRATA
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19961024
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121024
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-7447
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: uso@daac.ornl.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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