High carbon ecosystems

In the last few years there has been a large effort to improve the spatial assessment of carbon stocks and aboveground biomass integrated ground and space-based observations; particularly in the tropical region where data uncertainties are higher. Aboveground biomass plays a key role in the carbon cycle and climate processes. This themes focuses on improving information on biomass of woody vegetation by combining field observations, remote sensing and auxiliary data.

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Avitabile pan-tropical biomass

An integrated pan-tropical map of aboveground biomass in woody vegetation using multiple reference datasets.

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Avitabile pan-tropical biomass reference data

Reference data used for the Avitabile pan-tropical biomass, in both shapefile and raster format.

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GEOCARBON global forest biomass

Global map of aboveground biomass in forest, generated by combining and harmonizing the Avitabile pan-tropical biomass map with the boreal forest biomass map by Santoro et al. (2015).