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Includes maps showing the location of FCE LTER sites at various resolutions, as well as 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.

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  • Maps of Height and Biomass of Mangrove Forests in Everglades National Park

     Map of Mangrove Forest Height
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     Map of Mangrove Forest Biomass
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    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 Park.
    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).
    Reprinted 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.

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