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Record number 549070
Title The global forest age dataset (GFADv1.0), link to NetCDF file
Author(s) Poulter, B.; Aragão, L.; Andela, N.; Bellassen, V.; Ciais, P.; Kato, T.; Lin, X.; Nachin, B.; Luyssaert, S.; Pederson, N.; Peylin, P.; Piao, S.; Saatchi, S.; Schepaschenko, D.; Schelhaas, M.; Shivdenko, A.
Department(s) Vegetation, Forest and Landscape Ecology
Publication type Dataset
Publication year 2018
Abstract The global forest age dataset (GFAD) describes the age distributions of plant functional types (PFT) on a 0.5-degree grid. Each grid cell contains information on the fraction of each PFT within an age class. The four PFTs, needleaf evergreen (NEEV), needleleaf deciduous (NEDE), broadleaf evergreen (BREV) and broadleaf deciduous (BRDC) are mapped from the MODIS Collection 5.1 land cover dataset, crosswalking land cover types to PFT fractions. The source of data for the age distributions is from country-level forest inventory for temperate and high-latitude countries, and from biomass for tropical countries. The inventory and biomass data are related to fifteen age classes defined in ten-year intervals, from 1-10 up to a class greater than 150 years old. The GFAD dataset represents the 2000-2010 era.
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