A dataset of above-ground biomass of forests on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2015)

A dataset of above-ground biomass of forests on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2015)

Aboveground biomass (AGB) is an important indicator for measuring ecosystem productivity.This dataset provides the forest aboveground biomass with a resolution of 30m in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau from 1970s-2022. The biomass data is estimated using Landsat series data, based on actual ground data and some literature data, tree height data, and forest types including coniferous forest, broad-leaved forest and mixed forest.Through data disclosure and free download services, it provides basic data support for related research on the dynamic changes of forest ecosystems on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and also provides a scientific basis for sustainable forest management in this region.

File naming and required software

File name: Forest_AGB_2015.tif, where Forest stands for forest, AGB stands for above-ground biomass, and 2015 stands for year.Data reading: Any software that can read GeoTIFF format files can openen the file, such as ArcGIS, ENVI, etc.

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Zhang, X. (2021). A dataset of above-ground biomass of forests on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (2015). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Ecolo.tpdc.271527. CSTR: 18406.11.Ecolo.tpdc.271527. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: 106.86 West: 86.37
South: 22.94 North: 40.89
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
  • File size: 13,312 MB
  • Views: 782
  • Downloads: 56
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2015-01-01 To 2015-12-31
  • Updated time: 2022-04-19
: ZHANG Xiaomei  

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