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Global Mangrove Distribution, Aboveground Biomass, and Canopy Height

This dataset characterizes the global distribution, biomass, and canopy height of mangrove-forested wetlands based on remotely sensed and in situ field measurement data. Estimates of 1) mangrove aboveground biomass (AGB), 2) maximum canopy height (height of the tallest tree), and 3) basal-area weighted height (individual tree heights weighted in proportion to their basal area) for the nominal year 2000 were derived across a 30-meter resolution global mangrove ecotype extent map using remotely-sensed canopy height measurements and region-specific allometric models. Results were validated with in situ canopy height measurements and aboveground biomass estimates from field plots distributed across three continents. Maps of the three data products are provided for each of 116 countries.

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