Carbon Calculation Tool (County)

Carbon Calculation Tool (County)

Description:
The Carbon Calculation Tool is a computer application that reads publicly available forest inventory data collected by the U.S. Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA) and generates county-level annualized estimates of carbon stocks on forest land based on FORCARB2 estimators.

Resolution/Data Scale:
County

Unit Type:
gC/m2

Data Type:
Vector

Projection/Datum:
WGS_1984

Data Source:
U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA)

Update Schedule:
Annual

Notes:
Represented as total carbon for entire county... Above Ground Live = Above Ground Live Tree + Above Ground Forest Floor + Understory Below Ground Live = Below Ground Live Tree + Information: http://nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/2394 Manual: http://www.nr

Website:
http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/carbon/tools/

Creator:
NRS FIA Carbon Inventory Group (Michael Nichols: MNichols@fs.fed.us)

Preferred Citation:
Smith, James E.; Heath, Linda S.; Nichols, Michael C. 2007. U. S. forest carbon calculation tool: fo

Legend Image:

Results Returned By Default:
Yes

Data Layer Display Date:
20120603

Carbon Pool Fields:

Field NameChart Values?Add to Carbon Composite Layer?
TREE_AG_gm2
DOWNDEAD_gm2
FF_GM2
STANDINGDEAD_GM2
UNDERSTORY_GM2
TREE_BG_GM2
SOC_gm2
TOTAL_GM2