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Keller-01 Project Profile   (updated 03-Nov-2016)
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Project Title:A data assimilation approach to quantify uncertainty for estimates of biomass stocks and changes in Amazon forests

Science Team
Members:

Michael Keller, USDA Forest Service @ JPL (Project Lead)
Paul Duffy, Neptune, Inc.

Project Duration: 2013 - 2016
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2013)
Abstract: Brazilian tropical forests contain approximately one-third of the global carbon stock in above-ground tropical forest biomass. Deforestation has cleared about 15% of the extensive forest on the Brazilian Amazon frontier. Logging, and understory forest fires may have degraded a similar area of forest. In response to the potential climatic effects of ... [more]
Measurement Approaches:
  • Remote Sensing
  • Modeling
  • Synthesis
CMS:
  • Land Biomass
  • Land-Atmosphere Flux
  • MRV

Participants:

Paul Duffy, Neptune, Inc.
Michael Keller, USDA Forest Service @ JPL
Douglas (Doug) Morton, NASA GSFC
David (Dave) Schimel, JPL
Carlos Souza, IMAZON

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Data
Products:
Product Title:  Maps of aboveground carbon stocks.
Spatial Extent:  Paragominas, Brazil
Spatial Resolution:  100 m
Time Period:  2012-2015
Temporal Frequency:  2 sampling snapshots, one in 2012 and another in 2014
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Maps of changes in carbon stocks.
Spatial Extent:  Paragominas, Brazil
Spatial Resolution:  100 m
Time Period:  2012-2015
Temporal Frequency:  2 sampling snapshots, one in 2012 and another in 2014
Status:  In-Progress
...more

Product Title:  Maps of spatially explicit associated uncertainties in biomass.
Spatial Extent:  Paragominas, Brazil
Spatial Resolution:  100 m
Time Period:  2012-2015
Temporal Frequency:  2 sampling snapshots, one in 2012 and another in 2014
Status:  In-Progress
...more

Product Title:  Maps of spatially explicit associated uncertainties in stock change.
Spatial Extent:  Paragominas, Brazil
Spatial Resolution:  100 m
Time Period:  2012-2015
Temporal Frequency:  2 sampling snapshots, one in 2012 and another in 2014
Status:  In-Progress
...more

 
Publications: Longo, M., Keller, M., dos-Santos, M. N., Leitold, V., Pinage, E. R., Baccini, A., Saatchi, S., Nogueira, E. M., Batistella, M., Morton, D. C. 2016. Aboveground biomass variability across intact and degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 30(11), 1639-1660. DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005465


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