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Project Title:Development of a Prototype MRV System to Support Carbon Ecomarket Infrastructure in Sonoma County

Science Team
Members:

Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland (Project Lead)
George Hurtt, University of Maryland
Anuradha (Anu) Swatantran, University of Maryland
Maosheng Zhao, University of Maryland

Project Duration: 2013 - 2016
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2013)
Successor Projects: Hurtt-03  
Abstract: National and international programs have an increasing need for precise and accurate estimates of forest carbon and structure to support greenhouse gas reduction plans, climate initiatives, and other international climate treaty frameworks such as REDD++. Central to these activities is the development of MRV (measurement, reporting and verification ... [more]
CMS:
  • Land Biomass
  • MRV

Participants:

Charles Anderson, Geodigital International Corp.
Richard Birdsey, WHRC
Matthew Boyd, Watershed Sciences Inc.
Molly Brown, University of Maryland
Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland
Laura Duncanson, NASA GSFC/ USRA
Vanessa Escobar, NASA GSFC / SSAI
Andrew (Andy) Finley, Michigan State University
Christopher Galik, Duke University
George Hurtt, University of Maryland
Kristofer (Kris) Johnson, USDA Forest Service
Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont
Anuradha (Anu) Swatantran, University of Maryland
Maosheng Zhao, University of Maryland

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Data
Products:
Product Title:  Aboveground biomass and associated uncertainty maps.
Spatial Extent:  Sonoma County, California
Spatial Resolution:  30 m and 1 ha
Time Period:  2013
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Canopy height, ground digital elevation model (DEM), and forest/non-forest maps -- and associated point cloud data.
Spatial Extent:  Sonoma County, California
Spatial Resolution:  1m and 30 m
Time Period:  2013
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  ED based maps of carbon sequestration potential.
Spatial Extent:  Sonoma County, California
Spatial Resolution:  90 m
Time Period:  2013
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  ED based maps of carbon stocks and flux.
Spatial Extent:  Sonoma County, California
Spatial Resolution:  90 m
Time Period:  2013
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  In-Progress
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Publications: 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

Babcock, C., Finley, A. O., Cook, B. D., Weiskittel, A., Woodall, C. W. 2016. Modeling forest biomass and growth: Coupling long-term inventory and LiDAR data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 182, 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.04.014

Finley, A.O., S. Banerjee, Y., Zhou, B.D. Cook. 2016. Process-based hierarchical models for coupling high-dimensional LiDAR and forest variables over large geographic domains. arXiv: 1603.07409

Datta, A., Banerjee, S., Finley, A. O., Gelfand, A. E. 2016. Hierarchical Nearest-Neighbor Gaussian Process Models for Large Geostatistical Datasets. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 111(514), 800-812. DOI: 10.1080/01621459.2015.1044091

2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop Poster(s)
  • County-level Aboveground Biomass Estimation Implications of Allometric Equation Selection   --   (Laura Duncanson, Kristofer Johnson, Wenli Huang, 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]

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