Map of mean aboveground carbon density (ACD) at a resolution of one hectare for the 128,500,000 hectare country of Peru . Mapping units are metric tons (megagrams or Mg) of carbon per hectare. A map data value of -9999 indicates missing data. The method applied combined airborne LiDAR, field plot inventory, and satellite data with a machine learning (Random Forests) approach reported by Asner et al. (2014; below). This map represents all woody vegetation with diameter at breast height (DBH) greater than or equal to 5 cm. The map represents the vegetation as imaged in 2012-2013.
The data are provided as a GeoTIFF format (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoTIFF), and the data and the reference PDF(s) are compressed as a single, self-extracting 7Zip (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Zip) file. When prompted, the password is "caodata" (without quotes).
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Asner, G.P., D.E. Knapp, R.E. Martin, R. Tupayachi, C.B. Anderson, J. Mascaro, F. Sinca, K.D. Chadwick, M. Higgins, W. Farfan, W. Llactayo, and M.R. Silman. 2014. Targeted carbon conservation at national scales with high-resolution monitoring. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.1419550111 and
Asner, G.P., D.E. Knapp, R.E. Martin, R. Tupayachi, C.B. Anderson, J. Mascaro, F. Sinca, K.D. Chadwick, S. Sousan, M. Higgins, W. Farfan, M.R. Silman, W.A. Llactayo, and A.F. Neyra. 2014. The High-resolution Carbon Geography of Perú. Minuteman Press, Berkeley, CA. 64 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9913870-7-6 (English edition) and ISBN: 978-0-9913870-6-9 (Spanish edition).