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  title: Global Tropical Forest Biomass

  institution: NASA-JPL (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109, USA)

  institute_id: NASA-JPL

  source: 4079 in situ inventory plots, satellite light detection and ranging (LiDAR) samples of forest structure, and optical and microwave imagery (1-km resolution) to extrapolate estimates

  history: 2015-01-08-T06:37:41Z Converted from 1 km x 1 km to 0.5 degree x 0.5 degree by Mingquan Mu ( on Fri Jan 9 10:37:41 PST 2015

  creation_date: 2015-01-08-T06:37:41Z

  Conventions: CF-1.6

  product: observations

  data_structure: grid

  realm: land

  contact: Prof. James T. Randerson ( or Dr. Mingquan Mu (

  references: Saatchi, S. S., N. L. Harris, S. Brown, M. Lefsky, E. T. A. Mitchard, W. Salas, B. R. Zutta, W. Buermann, S. L. Lewis, S. Hagen, S. Petrova, L. White, M. Silman, and A. Morel (2011), Benchmark map of forest carbon stocks in tropical regions across three continents, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 108(24):9899-9904, doi:10.1073/pnas.1019576108.