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other maps. Complete accuracy of maps cannot be guaranteed.
All maps are made available "as is". The Florida
Coastal Everglades LTER shall not be liable for damages
resulting from any use or misinterpretation of maps.
Interactive Everglades Map
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The interactive map includes all of the layers listed under 'Everglades GIS Layers' to the left.
Maps of Height and Biomass of Mangrove Forests in Everglades National Park
The maps of mean
mangrove height and biomass in Everglades National
Park (ENP) were produced using the elevation
data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
(SRTM). They represent the status of the mangrove
forest in February of 2000.
The SRTM data was calibrated using airborne
LIDAR data and a high resolution USGS Digital
Elevation Model (DEM). The mangrove height map
has a mean tree height error of 2.0m (RMSE)
over a single pixel of 30m. In addition, we
used field data to derive a relationship between
mean forest stand height and biomass in order
to map the spatial distribution of standing
biomass of mangroves for the entire National
The maps were produced as part of an Interdisciplinary
Science project led by Marc Simard at the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute
of Technology, under a contract with the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
with permission from The American Society for
Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing.
Simard, Marc; Keqi Zhang, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy,
Michael S. Ross, Pablo S. Ruiz, Edward Castaneda-Moya,
Robert R. Twilley, and Ernesto Rodriguez, 2006.
"Mapping Height and Biomass of Mangrove
Forests in Everglades National Park with SRTM
Elevation Data" Photogrammetric Engineering
& Remote Sensing. Vol.72, No.3, pp299-311.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed in the material are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National
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