High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring and Modeling

High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring and Modeling: Continuing Prototype Development and Deployment over the Mid Atlantic States of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania

This CMS project wrapped up in 2018. However our work and partnerships with stakeholders across the Tri-State region have continued as part of our continued prototype development and deployment of high resolution carbon monitoring and modeling over the RGGI+ region: (Multi-State)

Project Highlights

Poster Discussion

CMS & USFS 2016 Applications Workshop & Tutorial: LiDAR and CMS Applications, Uses & Lessons Learned in the Tri-State Area of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania was held on September 9, 2016 at the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Newtown Square, PA (Link to meeting recording)


Dr. George Hurtt shares research to wider audience with a NASA CMS Hyperwall presentation at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting, Dec 2016 San Francisco (Link to hyperwall presentation)

Project Related Links

Data Availability

  • Statewide biomass, canopy cover and height (30m) and individual county (1m, 1.2m, 2m) high resolution tree canopy can also be viewed on http://geodata.md.gov/imap/biota
  • Dubayah, R.O., A. Swatantran, W. Huang, L. Duncanson, K. Johnson, H. Tang, J.O. Dunne, and G.C. Hurtt. 2016. CMS: LiDAR-derived Aboveground Biomass, Canopy Height and Cover for Maryland, 2011. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. DOI: 10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1320

Information on Forest Biomass Estimation Methods

Links to specific projects on the CMS website