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Kristofer Johnson

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.

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Aboveground biomass map created with LIDAR and FIA plots for Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. Kristofer Johnson, USDA Forest Service

How to Build a Better Map of Tree Biomass

Year: 2014

A logical way to validate biomass maps derived from remotely sensed data is to validate them with independent ground inventory estimates, but integration of the two systems is not without challenges. Forest Service scientists compared maps derived from Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) to Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) estimates in the fragmented forests of Maryland, leading to recommendations about how to improve their agreement.

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