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AfriSAR: Mondah Forest Tree Species, Biophysical, and Biomass Data, Gabon, 2016
Entry ID: AfriSAR_Mondah_Field_Data_1580_1


Summary
Abstract: This dataset provides plot-level estimates of basal area, aboveground biomass, number of trees, maximum tree height, and basal-area-weighted wood specific gravity that were derived from observations of nearly 6,700 individual trees including tree family, species, DBH, the height of each tree, and their x, y location within 25 x 25 m subplots. These field data were collected from 15 1-hectare plots located across the Mondah Forest of Gabon as part of the AfriSAR Campaign in 2016. These biophysical and biomass data were used for training models to derive the AfriSAR remote sensing-based aboveground biomass products.

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Description: AfriSAR: Rainforest Species, Biomass, Biophysical Measurements, Mondah Forest, Gabon: AfriSAR_Mondah_Field_Data.pdf


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Description: View of Mondah rainforest, Gabon. Location of field plots for identification of dominant vegetation, biophysical measurements of trees, and estimates of biomass for validation of remote sensing data. Credit: Carla Thomas in NASA (2016).

Geographic Coverage
 N: 0.62 S: 0.54  E: 9.42  W: 9.32

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2016-03-01
Stop Date: 2016-03-23


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >DOMINANT SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
STEEL MEASURING TAPE    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
CLINOMETERS    [Information]


Project
AfriSAR >AfriSAR


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://daac.ornl.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15



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