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LiDAR and PALSAR-Derived Forest Aboveground Biomass, Paragominas, Para, Brazil, 2012

This dataset provides estimates of forest aboveground biomass for three study areas and the entire Paragominas municipality, in Para, Brazil, in 2012. Aboveground biomass (in megagrams of carbon per hectare) was measured for inventory plots within the study (focal) areas, and then assimilated and modeled with LiDAR and PALSAR metrics using gradient boosting machines (GBM) to predict spatially explicit forest aboveground biomass and uncertainties for the entire focal areas. The PALSAR data across the three focal areas was combined and used in a GBM model to predict forest aboveground biomass across the entire Paragominas municipality.

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