Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Mapping forest species mixes across the Northeast from Landsat imagery: Northeastern Forest Percent Basal Area Rasters by Species

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    This project utilized historical Landsat imagery, field-based data and novel remote sensing analytical techniques to map the percent basal area of select species across the northern forest region (northern New York, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, Maine) of the northeastern USA and generated improved forest type maps and forest/non-forest classifications. An update in 2020 extended this mapping to southern Vermont and surrounding portions of New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

People

  • Jennifer Pontius: Principal Investigator

  • David Gudex-Cross: Content Provider

  • Alison Adams: Content Provider

Keywords

  • forest composition, landsat, tree species,

Organizations

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture: funder
  • Northeastern States Research Cooperative : funder
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service State & Private Forestry: funder
  • Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation : partner

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    Data Table

    • Title: Northeastern Forest Percent Basal Area Rasters by Species
    • Start Date: 1985-01-01
    • End Date: 2015-12-31
    • Description: This dataset contains a set of rasters of percent basal area by species (balsam fir, red maple, sugar maple, birch spp., American beech, red spruce, eastern white pine, cottonwood, red oak, and eastern hemlock) for the northern forest region of Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont from 1985 to 2015.

    • Purpose:

    • Condensed Title: 20190410172150_FinalComposites.zip

    • Object Name: VMC.1344.2742

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Gudex-Cross D., J. Pontius, A. Adams (2019) Northeastern Forest Species Composite by Percent Basal Area. FEMC. Available online at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/northeast-forest-species-mapping-from-landsat/dataset/species-composite-by-percent-basal-area

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/northeast-forest-species-mapping-from-landsat/dataset/species-composite-by-percent-basal-area

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: abba_perba_1985
      • Label: Balsam Fir Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: abba_perba_2000
      • Label: Balsam Fir Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: abba_perba_2015
      • Label: Balsam Fir Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: acru_perba_1985
      • Label: Red Maple Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: acru_perba_2000
      • Label: Red Maple Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: acru_perba_2015
      • Label: Red Maple Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: acsa_perba_1985
      • Label: Sugar Maple Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: acsa_perba_2000
      • Label: Sugar Maple Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: acsa_perba_2015
      • Label: Sugar Maple Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: betu_perba_1985
      • Label: Birch spp. Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: betu_perba_2000
      • Label: Birch spp. Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: betu_perba_2015
      • Label: Birch spp. Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: fagr_perba_1985
      • Label: American Beech Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: fagr_perba_2000
      • Label: American Beech Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: fagr_perba_2015
      • Label: American Beech Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: piru_perba_1985
      • Label: Red Spruce Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: piru_perba_2000
      • Label: Red Spruce Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: piru_perba_2015
      • Label: Red Spruce Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: pist_perba_2015
      • Label: Eastern White Pine Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: pist_perba_2000
      • Label: Eastern White Pine Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: pist_perba_1985
      • Label: Eastern White Pine Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: popu_perba_1985
      • Label: Cottonwood/Popular spp. Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: popu_perba_2000
      • Label: Cottonwood/Popular spp. Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: popu_perba_2015
      • Label: Cottonwood/Popular spp. Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: quer_perba_2015
      • Label: Oak spp. Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: quer_perba_2000
      • Label: Oak spp. Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: quer_perba_1985
      • Label: Oak spp. Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tsca_perba_1985
      • Label: Eastern Hemlock Percent Basal Area 1985
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tsca_perba_2000
      • Label: Eastern Hemlock Percent Basal Area 2000
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: tsca_perba_2015
      • Label: Eastern Hemlock Percent Basal Area 2015
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1

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