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Title: Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Updated Database for 2000 (NDP-055.2007, NDP-055b))

Abstract

Maps of biomass density are critical inputs for estimating carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation of tropical forests. Brown and Gatson (1996) pioneered methods to use GIS analysis to map forest biomass based on forest inventory data (ndp055). This database is an update of ndp055 (which represent conditions in circa 1980) and accounts for land cover changes occurring up to the year 2000.

Authors:
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  1. Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (USA)
  2. Winrock International, Arlington, VA (USA)
Contributors:
Data Curator: ;

  1. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-55.2007; NDP-055b
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
biosphere; terrestrial ecosystems; tropical ecoystems; Africa; carbon cycle; biomass; degradation; deforestation; vegetation formations; biogeography; climate regions; mapping; human impacts.
OSTI Identifier:
1389504
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055.2007

Citation Formats

Gibbs, Holly K., Brown, Sandra, Olsen, L. M., and Boden, Thomas A. Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Updated Database for 2000 (NDP-055.2007, NDP-055b)). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055.2007.
Gibbs, Holly K., Brown, Sandra, Olsen, L. M., & Boden, Thomas A. Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Updated Database for 2000 (NDP-055.2007, NDP-055b)). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055.2007
Gibbs, Holly K., Brown, Sandra, Olsen, L. M., and Boden, Thomas A. 2007. "Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Updated Database for 2000 (NDP-055.2007, NDP-055b))". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055.2007. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389504. Pub date:Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007
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title = {Geographical Distribution of Woody Biomass Carbon in Tropical Africa: An Updated Database for 2000 (NDP-055.2007, NDP-055b))},
author = {Gibbs, Holly K. and Brown, Sandra and Olsen, L. M. and Boden, Thomas A.},
abstractNote = {Maps of biomass density are critical inputs for estimating carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation of tropical forests. Brown and Gatson (1996) pioneered methods to use GIS analysis to map forest biomass based on forest inventory data (ndp055). This database is an update of ndp055 (which represent conditions in circa 1980) and accounts for land cover changes occurring up to the year 2000.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP055.2007},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {9}
}

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