Forest Floor Fuel Estimates for the Eastern United States
Entry ID: USDA_forestfloorfuelestimates

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Abstract: Foresters commonly separate forest floor or down woody materials (DWM) into
three successive layers: (1) branches and logs (fine and coarse woody
material), (2) litter, and (3) duff. Additionally, live and dead understory
shrubs and herbs are included with forest floor measurements. Duff includes
the dark, partly decomposed organic material (where ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.35   S: 25.0   E: -66.95   W: -106.65

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USDA Forest Service, Southern Global Change Program
Dataset Title: Forest Floor Estimates for the Eastern United States
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Quality Residuals for the separate DWM class estimates are available with the dataset.

Chojnacky, D.C., Mickler, R.A., Heath, L.S., Woodall, C.W. 2004. Estimates of
down woody materials in eastern US forests. Environmental Management
33(Supplement 1): S44-S55.
Access Constraints P2 and P3 are available to the public via the national FIA Program web
repository: Modeled DWM
estimates are not accessible until after publication.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Southern Global Change Program, Southern Research Station, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 300
City: Raleigh
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27606
Phone: 919.515.2916
Email: mgavazzi at
Contact Address:
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 300
City: Raleigh
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27606
Country: United States
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2001, Wildfire Risk in the Eastern United States -- NFP 01.SRS.C.1
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: report
FRAMES resource id =

Chojnacky, D.C., S.G. McNulty, J.A. Moore Myers, and M.K. Gavazzi
Estimating forest floor fuels in eastern ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-03
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