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Shale Hills - Vegetation - Leaf Area Index (2010)

Variables:  Site ID, X Coordinate, Y Coordinate, Elevation (m), LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI, LAI; PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%), PCC (%)

Standard Variables:  Elevation|Leaf area index (LAI)|Canopy Closure|Longitude|Latitude

Date Range:  (2010-2010)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Eissenstat, David M.

Contact:  Dr. David Eissenstat, Professor of Woody Plant Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 103 Tyson Building, University Park, PA, 16802, 814.863.4384,

Field Area:   Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory

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  • Description

    Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Canopy Closure (CC) were measured from April to October of 2010 at up to 70 points in the watershed about every two weeks (twice a month). At each point, LAI and CC were measured in four directions and averaged. Soil moisture was measured at many of the same points on a regular basis. LAI was measured using a LAI-2200 instrument (LI-COR Biosciences). Canopy closure was measured with a spherical densiometer, Model C Forest Densiometers).
    Leaf Area Index (LAI): LAI-2200, LI-COR Biosciences. Percent Canopy closure (PCC): Spherical Densiometer, Model C, Forest Densiometers. Column headings indicate date (all in year denoted in filename). E.g., "LAI520" is Leaf Area Index that used measurements from 5/20. See data file for additional information on methods used. PhenoCam project is a collaboration of Harvard University Richardson Lab, University of New Hampshire Earth System Research Center, Boston University Department of Earth & Environment, and Washington University in Saint Louis Media and Machines Lab - AMOS Project.
  • Keywords

    leaf area index, canopy closure, crown closure, spatial data

    XML Metadata

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

  • Citation for This Dataset

    The following acknowledgment should accompany any publication or citation of these data: Logistical support and/or data were provided by the NSF-supported Shale Hills Susquehanna Critical Zone Observatory.

    Citation for This Webpage

    Eissenstat, David M. (2010). "CZO Dataset: Shale Hills - Vegetation (2010) - Leaf Area Index." Retrieved 23 Feb 2020, from


Shale Hills - Leaf Area Index & Canopy Closure - 2010

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Shale Hills - Phenocam

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Shale Hills - Spatial Dynamics of Leaf Area Index - 2010

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Shale Hills - Vegetation Survey Methods and Assumptions

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