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Dubayah-03 Project Profile   (updated 15-Feb-2017)
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Project Title:High Resolution Carbon Monitoring and Modeling: A CMS Phase 2 Study

Science Team
Members:

Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland (Project Lead)
George Hurtt, University of Maryland

Project Duration: 2012 - 2015
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2011)
Abstract: The overall goal of our proposed research is the continuing prototype development of a framework for estimating local-scale carbon stocks and future carbon sequestration potential for the State of Maryland using remote sensing and ecosystem modeling. Specifically, we will address the following objectives: (1) Improve our existing methodology ... [more]
CMS:
  • Land Biomass
  • Decision Support

Participants:

Richard Birdsey, WHRC
Philip (Phil) DeCola, Sigma Space Corp.
Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland
George Hurtt, University of Maryland
Anuradha (Anu) Swatantran, University of Maryland
Maosheng Zhao, University of Maryland

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Project URL(s): None provided.
 
Data
Products:
Product Title:  Canopy height and forest/non-forest maps.
Spatial Extent:  Maryland (all 24 counties)
Spatial Resolution:  1 m and 30 m
Time Period:  Variable based on Lidar acquisition dates (2004-2012)
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  CMS: LiDAR-derived Aboveground Biomass, Canopy Height and Cover for Maryland, 2011
Spatial Extent:  Maryland (all 24 counties) and Addison County of Vermont
Spatial Resolution:  30 m
Time Period:  Variable based on Lidar acquisition dates (2004-2012)
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  ED based maps of carbon sequestration potential.
Spatial Extent:  Maryland (all 24 counties)
Spatial Resolution:  90 m
Time Period:  Variable based on Lidar acquisition dates (2004-2012)
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Prognostic ecosystem model (ED) based maps of carbon stocks and flux.
Spatial Extent:  Maryland (all 24 counties)
Spatial Resolution:  90 m
Time Period:  Updates forthcoming
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Single photon Lidar canopy height and derived biomass maps.
Spatial Extent:  Only Garrett County of Maryland
Spatial Resolution:  Canopy height at 1m and biomass at 30 m
Time Period:  Updates forthcoming
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Web-based data visualization and query system.
Spatial Extent:  
Spatial Resolution:  
Time Period:  
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Publications: O'Neil-Dunne J, MacFaden S, Royar A, Reis M., Dubayah R. and Swatantran A. (2014) An Object-Based Approach to Statewide Land Cover Mapping. Proceedings of the 2014 ASPRS Annual Conference. Louisville, KY http://www.asprs.org/a/publications/proceedings/Louisville2014/ONeilDunne.pdf

Tang, H., Swatantran, A., Barrett, T., DeCola, P., Dubayah, R. 2016. Voxel-Based Spatial Filtering Method for Canopy Height Retrieval from Airborne Single-Photon Lidar. Remote Sensing. 8(9), 771. DOI: 10.3390/rs8090771

Finley, A. O., Banerjee, S., Zhou, Y., Cook, B. D., Babcock, C. 2017. Joint hierarchical models for sparsely sampled high-dimensional LiDAR and forest variables. Remote Sensing of Environment. 190, 149-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.004

Datta, A., Banerjee, S., Finley, A. O., Gelfand, A. E. 2016. On nearest-neighbor Gaussian process models for massive spatial data. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics. 8(5), 162-171. DOI: 10.1002/wics.1383

Salazar, E., Hammerling, D., Wang, X., Sanso, B., Finley, A. O., Mearns, L. O. 2016. Observation-based blended projections from ensembles of regional climate models. Climatic Change. 138(1-2), 55-69. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1722-1

Swatantran, A., Tang, H., Barrett, T., DeCola, P., Dubayah, R. 2016. Rapid, High-Resolution Forest Structure and Terrain Mapping over Large Areas using Single Photon Lidar. Scientific Reports. 6, 28277. DOI: 10.1038/srep28277

Huang, W., Swatantran, A., Johnson, K., Duncanson, L., Tang, H., O'Neil Dunne, J., Hurtt, G., Dubayah, R. 2015. Local discrepancies in continental scale biomass maps: a case study over forested and non-forested landscapes in Maryland, USA. Carbon Balance and Management. 10(1). DOI: 10.1186/s13021-015-0030-9

Johnson, K. D., Birdsey, R., Cole, J., Swatantran, A., O'Neil-Dunne, J., Dubayah, R., Lister, A. 2015. Integrating LIDAR and forest inventories to fill the trees outside forests data gap. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 187(10). DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4839-1

Johnson, K. D., Birdsey, R., Finley, A. O., Swantaran, A., Dubayah, R., Wayson, C., Riemann, R. 2014. Integrating forest inventory and analysis data into a LIDAR-based carbon monitoring system. Carbon Balance and Management. 9(1), 3. DOI: 10.1186/1750-0680-9-3

2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop Poster(s)
  • Fusing Next-generation Active Remote Sensing Data for Improved Forest Height and Structure Mapping   --   (Wenlu Qi, Ralph Dubayah)   [abstract]
  • Integrating Lidar Canopy Height and Landsat-based Forest Disturbance History with Ecosystem Demography Model for Carbon Change Estimation, A Case in Charles County, Maryland   --   (Maosheng Zhao, Chengquan Huang, George Hurtt, Ralph Dubayah, Justin Fisk, Anu Swatantran, Wenli Huang, Hao Tang)   [abstract]
  • Integrating LIDAR and Forest Inventories to Fill the Trees Outside Forests Data Gap   --   (Kristofer Johnson, Richard Birdsey, Jason Cole, Anuradha Swatantran, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Ralph Dubayah, Andrew J. Lister)   [abstract]
4th NACP All-Investigators Meeting Posters (2013):
  • A High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring System by Combining Ecosystem Demography Model with Remotely Sensed Land Cover and Canopy Height -- (Maosheng Zhao, George Hurtt, Ralph Dubayah, Justin Fisk, Amanda Armstrong, Anuradha Swatantran, Naiara Pinto) [abstract]
  • A High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring System by Combining Ecosystem Demography Model with Remotely Sensed Land Cover and Canopy Height -- (Maosheng Zhao, George Hurtt, Ralph Dubayah, Justin Fisk, Amanda Armstrong, Anuradha Swatantran, Naiara Pinto, Oliver Rourke, Larry Flanagan) [abstract]
  • A High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring System by Combining Ecosystem Demography Model with Remotely Sensed Land Cover and Canopy Height -- (Maosheng Zhao, George Hurtt, Ralph Dubayah, Justin Fisk, Amanda Armstrong, Anuradha Swatantran, Naiara Pinto, Oliver Rourke, Steve Flanagan) [abstract]
2013 NASA Terrestrial Ecology Science Team Meeting Poster(s)
  • High-Resolution Ecosystem Modeling as part of Robust Carbon Monitoring System   --   (Maosheng Zhao, George Hurtt, Ralph Dubayah, Justin Fisk, Amanda Armstrong, Anuradha Swatantran, Naira Pinto, Oliver Rourke, Steve Flanagan, Chengquan Huang)   [abstract]
  • Forest Structure and Biomass Mapping Using Time Series Landsat Observations, Small Footprint Lidar, and Field Inventory Data in North Carolina   --   (Chengquan Huang)   [abstract]

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