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Williams-C-01 Project Profile   (updated 10-Jan-2017)
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Project Title:Translating Forest Change to Carbon Emissions/Removals Linking Disturbance Products, Biomass Maps, and Carbon Cycle Modeling in a Comprehensive Carbon Monitoring Framework

Science Team
Members:

Christopher (Chris) Williams, Clark University (Project Lead)
Huan Gu, Clark University
Benjamin (Ben) Poulter, NASA GSFC

Project Duration: 2014 - 2017
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2014)
Abstract: Protecting forest carbon storage and uptake is central to national and international polices aimed at mitigating climate change. The success of such policies relies on high quality, accurate reporting (Tier 3) that earns the greatest financial value of carbon credits and hence incentivizes forest conservation and protection. Methods for Tier 3 Meas ... [more]
CMS:
  • Land Biomass
  • Land-Atmosphere Flux
  • Decision Support
  • MRV

Participants:

Huan Gu, Clark University
Benjamin (Ben) Poulter, NASA GSFC
Christopher (Chris) Williams, Clark University

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Data
Products:
Product Title:  Estimates of forecasted forest carbon stocks and fluxes under likely management and natural disturbance scenarios.
Spatial Extent:  CONUS
Spatial Resolution:  0.5 deg x 0.5 deg
Time Period:  2012-2050
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Maps of forest carbon fluxes, with pixel-level information on pre-disturbance biomass, disturbance type, and disturbance severity -- in addition to the incorporation of the fate of harvested wood products.
Spatial Extent:  CONUS
Spatial Resolution:  1 km x 1 km
Time Period:  1990-2011
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Maps of forest carbon stocks, with pixel-level information on forest type, site productivity, and age.
Spatial Extent:  CONUS
Spatial Resolution:  1 km x 1 km
Time Period:  1990-2011
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  In-Progress
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Publications: Gu, H., Williams, C. A., Ghimire, B., Zhao, F., Huang, C. 2016. High-resolution mapping of time since disturbance and forest carbon flux from remote sensing and inventory data to assess harvest, fire, and beetle disturbance legacies in the Pacific Northwest. Biogeosciences. 13(22), 6321-6337. DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-6321-2016

Williams, C. A., Gu, H., MacLean, R., Masek, J. G., Collatz, G. J. 2016. Disturbance and the carbon balance of US forests: A quantitative review of impacts from harvests, fires, insects, and droughts. Global and Planetary Change. 143, 66-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.06.002

2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop Poster(s)
  • Continental-Scale Carbon Budget Impacts of Forest Disturbances by Fires, Insects, and Harvests in the US: Mean, Variability, Uncertainty, and Trend   --   (Huan Gu, Christopher A Williams, George James Collatz, Jeffrey Masek, Bardan Ghimire, Gretchen Moisen)   [abstract]

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