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Project Title:Assessing Potential Impacts of Ground Sample Bias in Global CMS Biomass Estimates, Now and in the DESDynI Era

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Sean Healey, USDA Forest Service

Project Duration: 2011 - 2012
Solicitation:NASA: Science Definition Team for Carbon Monitoring System (2010)
Abstract: Sean Healey is proposed as a member of the Science Definition Team (SDT) of NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). He and the listed co-investigators are all affiliated with the Forest Service's FIA (Forest Inventory and Analysis) program, and as a group, they have extensive experience using FIA data both to develop official forest statistics and t ... [more]


Sean Healey, USDA Forest Service

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Publications: Healey, S. P., Patterson, P. L., Saatchi, S., Lefsky, M. A., Lister, A. J., Freeman, E. A. 2012. A sample design for globally consistent biomass estimation using lidar data from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). Carbon Balance and Management. 7(1), 10. DOI: 10.1186/1750-0680-7-10

Healey SP, Patterson PL, Saatchi S, Lefsky MA, Lister AJ, Freeman EA, Moisen GG. (2012). Applying inventory methods to estimate aboveground biomass from satellite light detection and ranging (LiDAR) forest height data. In: RS Morin (ED) Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. pp. 404-409. (

2013 NASA Terrestrial Ecology Science Team Meeting Poster(s)
  • The Global Forest Biomass Inventory   --   (Sean P Healey, Erik Lindquist, Paul Patterson, Sassan Saatchi, Michael Lefsky, Michael Hernandez, Alicia Peduzzi)   [abstract]
2011 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop Poster(s)
  • Using Sample Theory to Develop Forest Biomass Estimates from ICESat/GLAS Data   --   (Sean P Healey, Paul Patterson, Sassan Saatchi, Michael Lefsky, Andrew Lister)   [abstract]

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