Map of mean aboveground carbon density (ACD) at a resolution of 30 meters for 1,023,000 hectare Island of Hawaii. Mapping units are metric tons (megagrams or Mg) of carbon per hectare. A map data value of -9999 indicates missing data. The method combined airborne LiDAR, field plot inventory, and satellite data in a former stratification approach reported by Asner et al. (2011; below). This map represents all woody vegetation with diameter at breast height (DBH) greater than or equal to 5 cm. The map represents the vegetation as imaged in 2007-2009.
The data are provided as a GeoTIFF format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoTIFF), and the data and the reference PDF(s) are compressed as a single, self-extracting 7Zip (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Zip) file. When prompted, the password is "caodata" (without quotes).
Use, reporting, presentation or publication of results based on this map requires the following citation:
Asner, G.P., R.F. Hughes, J. Mascaro, A.L. Uowolo, D.E. Knapp, J. Jacobson, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, and J.K. Clark. 2011. High-resolution carbon mapping on the million-hectare Island of Hawaii. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 9(8):434-439.