Forest Basal Area 2015

Forest Basal Area 2015 Forest Basal Area 2015Cross-sectional area of tree stems at breast height. The sum of the cross-sectional area (i.e. basal area) of each tree in square metres in a plot, divided by the area of the plot (ha) (units = m2ha). Products relating the structure of Canada's forested ecosystems have been generated and made openly accessible. The shared products are based upon peer-reviewed science and relate aspects of forest structure including: (i) metrics calculated directly from the lidar point cloud with heights normalized to heights above the ground surface (e.g., canopy cover, height), and (ii) modelled inventory attributes, derived using an area-based approach generated by using co-located ground plot and ALS data (e.g., volume, biomass). Forest structure estimates were generated by combining information from lidar plots (Wulder et al. 2012) with Landsat pixel-based composites (White et al. 2014; Hermosilla et al. 2016) using a nearest neighbour imputation approach with a Random Forests-based distance metric. These products were generated for strategic-level forest monitoring information needs and are not intended to support operational-level forest management. All products have a spatial resolution of 30 m. For a detailed description of the data, methods applied, and accuracy assessment results see Matasci et al. (2018). When using this data, please cite as follows: Matasci, G., Hermosilla, T., Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Coops, N.C., Hobart, G.W., Bolton, D.K., Tompalski, P., Bater, C.W., 2018b. Three decades of forest structural dynamics over Canada's forested ecosystems using Landsat time-series and lidar plots. Remote Sensing of Environment 216, 697-714. Matasci et al. 2018)Geographic extent: Canada's forested ecosystems (~ 650 Mha)Time period: 1985–2011 2020-04-08 Natural Resources Canada mike.wulder@canada.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyForests Satellite Forest Information for Canada (English)HTML https://opendata.nfis.org/mapserver/nfis-change_eng.html Satellite Forest Information for Canada (French)HTML https://opendata.nfis.org/mapserver/nfis-change_fra.html A nationwide annual characterization of 25 years of forest disturbance and recovery for Canada using Landsat time seriesHTML http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425717301360 Forest Basal Area 2015WMS https://opendata.nfis.org/mapserver/cgi-bin/wms_change_fra.cgi?service=wms&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities&layers=elev_mean_fra&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html CA_forest_basal_area_2015_NN.zipZIP https://opendata.nfis.org/downloads/forest_change/CA_forest_basal_area_2015_NN.zip Forest Basal Area 2015WMS https://opendata.nfis.org/mapserver/cgi-bin/wms_change.cgi?service=wms&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities&layers=changenochange&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Three decades of forest structural dynamics over Canada's forested ecosystems using Landsat time-series and lidar plots.PDF https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.07.024

Forest Basal Area 2015Cross-sectional area of tree stems at breast height. The sum of the cross-sectional area (i.e. basal area) of each tree in square metres in a plot, divided by the area of the plot (ha) (units = m2ha). Products relating the structure of Canada's forested ecosystems have been generated and made openly accessible. The shared products are based upon peer-reviewed science and relate aspects of forest structure including: (i) metrics calculated directly from the lidar point cloud with heights normalized to heights above the ground surface (e.g., canopy cover, height), and (ii) modelled inventory attributes, derived using an area-based approach generated by using co-located ground plot and ALS data (e.g., volume, biomass). Forest structure estimates were generated by combining information from lidar plots (Wulder et al. 2012) with Landsat pixel-based composites (White et al. 2014; Hermosilla et al. 2016) using a nearest neighbour imputation approach with a Random Forests-based distance metric. These products were generated for strategic-level forest monitoring information needs and are not intended to support operational-level forest management. All products have a spatial resolution of 30 m. For a detailed description of the data, methods applied, and accuracy assessment results see Matasci et al. (2018). When using this data, please cite as follows: Matasci, G., Hermosilla, T., Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Coops, N.C., Hobart, G.W., Bolton, D.K., Tompalski, P., Bater, C.W., 2018b. Three decades of forest structural dynamics over Canada's forested ecosystems using Landsat time-series and lidar plots. Remote Sensing of Environment 216, 697-714. Matasci et al. 2018)Geographic extent: Canada's forested ecosystems (~ 650 Mha)Time period: 1985–2011

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