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Shale Hills - LiDAR, Vegetation (2010)

Shaver's Creek Watershed

Variables:  Canopy Cover, Diameter at Breast Height, Leaf Area Index, Max Height, Mean Height, Height to Live Canopy Base

Standard Variables:  Canopy Closure|Diameter at breast height (DBH)|Canopy height|Leaf area index (LAI)|Lidar

Date Range:  (2010-2010)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Qinghua Guo

Contact:  Dr. Qinghua Guo. University of California-Merced. P.O. Box 2039. Merced, CA 95344. e-mail: qguo@ucmerced.edu. phone: (209) 228-2911.

Field Area:   Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

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Acknowledgements
  • Description

    High-resolution LiDAR survey covers an area of 170 km2 located 10 miles southwest of State College, Pennsylvania. The data collection was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during peak leaf-on and leaf-off conditions in 2010 (July 2010 and December 2010, respectively). The dataset contains point cloud tiles in LAS format, 1 m Digital Surface Model (DSM) derived using first-stop points, 1 m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived using ground-class points and 1 m hill shade dataset derived from DEM. These datasets were used to estimate vegetation biomass and distributions, provide bare earth elevations, and to assist with prediction of Critical Zone creation and structure. Horizontal coordinate system UTM 18N NAD83 meters, vertical coordinate system NAVD88.
  • Keywords

    czo, critical zone observatory, shaver’s creek, shale Hills, pennsylvania, lidar, digital elevation model, vegetation, leaf area, canopy cover

    XML Metadata

    criticalzone.org/shale-hills/data/xml-metadata-test/2571/

    XML is in ISO-19115 geographic metadata format, compatible with ESRI Geoportal Server.

  • Citation for This Dataset

    LiDAR data acquisition and processing were completed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), funded by the National Science Foundation Award EAR-0922307, and coordinated by Qinghua Guo for the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory funded by the National Science Foundation Award EAR-0725019.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Qinghua Guo (2010). "CZO Dataset: Shale Hills - LiDAR, Vegetation (2010)." Retrieved 08 Dec 2019, from http://criticalzone.org/shale-hills/data/dataset/2571/

  • Acknowledgements

    Funding

    National Science Foundation EAR-0922307
    National Science Foundation EAR-0725019

Data

Shavers Creek - Vegetation Analysis 2010

(.zip)   Data Level 2,  Metadata

Shavers Creek - Vegetation Analysis 2010 QA-QC Documentation

(.pdf)   Data Level 2

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