Short Name:
FIA_Forest_Biomass_Estimates_1873

CMS: Forest Aboveground Biomass from FIA Plots across the Conterminous USA, 2009-2019

This dataset provides forest biomass estimates for the conterminous United States based on data from the USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. FIA maintains uniformly measured field plots across the conterminous U.S. This dataset, derived from field survey data from 2009-2019, includes statistical estimates of biomass at the finest scale (64,000-hectare hexagons) allowed by FIA's sample density. Estimates include the mean (and standard error of the mean) biomass for both live and dead trees, calculated using three sets of allometric equations. There is also an estimate of the area of forestland in each hexagon. These data can be useful for assessing the accuracy of remotely sensed biomass estimates.

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