This dataset includes six maps of aboveground and coarse roots carbon storage in northwestern Vermont forests. Maps were generated from forest cover maps of varying specificity along with look-up tables of carbon storage values based on Smith et al. (2006) and IPCC (2006) tables, and stand age data based on Pan et al. (2012). Models A and B were the most accurate when compared to field validation plots, but still contained substantial error. If Model D, based on the IPCC (2006) carbon storage tables is used, the D-high model is the most accurate. These data are most suitable for assessing regional-scale carbon storage, and should not be used to assess carbon storage at a local scale. For complete methods information, see Adams, A., Pontius, J., Galford, G, Merrill, S., & Gudex-Cross, D, "Modeling carbon storage across a heterogeneous mixed temperate forest: the influence of forest type specificity on regional-scale carbon storage estimates," currently in press for Landscape Ecology.
The objective of this project was to compare the effects of forest type specificity on regional-scale carbon storage estimates in heterogeneous forests like those found in the northeastern U.S.
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Status - Completed
Start date: 2014-11-01
End date: 2016-08-31