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This data set contains land-use, canopy height, and aboveground carbon estimates derived from LiDAR data collected at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica in March 1998 and March 2005. The data are provided as GeoTIFFs (*.tif) of 100-m (1-ha) resolution. A look-up table is provided that relates modeled changes in height to changes in stand characteristics (including age and carbon content). The data were used to test the accuracy and scale-dependency of high-resolution predictions of vegetation dynamics and carbon flux by the Ecosystem Demography (ED). The ED model is an individual-based terrestrial ecosystem model that predicts both ecosystem structure and corresponding ecosystem fluxes from climate, soil, and land-use inputs.

Hurtt, G.C., R.Q. Thomas, J. Fisk, R.O. Dubayah, and S.L. Sheldon. 2016. Canopy Height and Biomass from LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica, 1998 and 2005. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1312

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This data set contains 6 data granules
Granule Name Variables Metadata Preview Image
    LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Count of lidar footprints within each grid cell from survey in March 1998 count Projection: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 16N
Spatial Extent: N: 1157021.12, S: 1151021.12, E: 828949.62, W: 823349.62
Start DateTime: 1998-03-01
End DateTime: 1998-03-31
LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Count of lidar footprints within each grid cell from survey in March 1998
 
    LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Count of lidar footprints within each grid cell from survey in March 2005 count Projection: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 16N
Spatial Extent: N: 1157021.12, S: 1151021.12, E: 828949.62, W: 823349.62
Start DateTime: 2005-03-01
End DateTime: 2005-03-31
LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Count of lidar footprints within each grid cell from survey in March 2005
 
    LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Gridded land use at the La Selva Biological Station in year 2000 land use Projection: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 16N
Spatial Extent: N: 1157021.12, S: 1151021.12, E: 828949.62, W: 823349.62
Start DateTime: 2000-01
End DateTime: 2000-12
LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Gridded land use at the La Selva Biological Station in year 2000
 
    LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Mean canopy height for each grid cell in meters derived from March 1998 lidar survey height Projection: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 16N
Spatial Extent: N: 1157021.12, S: 1151021.12, E: 828949.62, W: 823349.62
Start DateTime: 1998-03-01
End DateTime: 1998-03-31
LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Mean canopy height for each grid cell in meters derived from March 1998 lidar survey
 
    LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Mean canopy height for each grid cell in meters derived from March 2005 lidar survey height Projection: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 16N
Spatial Extent: N: 1157021.12, S: 1151021.12, E: 828949.62, W: 823349.62
Start DateTime: 2005-03-01
End DateTime: 2005-03-31
LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Mean canopy height for each grid cell in meters derived from March 2005 lidar survey
 
    LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Predicted canopy height change (in meters) between 1998 and 2005 from the ED model height Projection: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 16N
Spatial Extent: N: 1157021.12, S: 1151021.12, E: 828949.62, W: 823349.62
Start DateTime: 1998-03
End DateTime: 2005-03
LiDAR Surveys at La Selva, Costa Rica: Predicted canopy height change (in meters) between 1998 and 2005 from the ED model