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Woody species crown and vegetation community data, Palmyra Atoll, 2016

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-10-15
End Date
2016-10-30

Citation

Struckhoff, M.A., 2019, Woody species crown and vegetation community data, Palmyra Atoll, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GMPVIO.

Summary

Photo-interpretation of high-resolution aerial imagery was used to delineate individual stems of select woody species and to map vegetation communities at Palmyra Atoll, USA. Imagery collected using Unoccupied Aerial Systems in October, 2016, as well as derived elevation and mosaicked orthoimagery, were used to delineate individual crowns of coconut, Pisonia and other selected woody species that comprise the bulk of the canopy on the island. National Vegetation Classification System vegetation associations and other vegetation communities were also mapped. Finally, the high tide line was delineated to provide an updated map and estimate of area for terrestrial resources.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Matthew A Struckhoff
Originator :
Matthew A Struckhoff
Metadata Contact :
CERC Data Managers
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

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High_Tide_Line_Palmyra_Atoll_2016.zip 169.33 KB
Vegetation_Commmunities_Palmyra_Atoll_2016.zip 267.35 KB
Woody_Crowns_Palmyra_Atoll_2016.zip 19.14 MB
Woody species crown and vegetation community data, Palmyra Atoll, 2016.xml
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Purpose

Provide baseline data on woody stem abundance for selected species and map vegetation communities at Palmyra Atoll, USA

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9GMPVIO

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