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GI010

LiDAR data (August 2008) for the Andrews Experimental Forest and Willamette National Forest study areas

  • PI: Thomas A. Spies
  • Originator: Thomas A. Spies
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  • Dates of data collection: Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Access constraint: Raster data files are available on-line. Raw data clouds are available by contacting Theresa Valentine. The size of the data clouds are large, so you will have to provide a portable disk drive. You will be asked to provide a short proposal of your intended use, to help coordinate efforts.
  • Last update: Aug 3 2016 (Version 7)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Spies, T. 2016. LiDAR data (August 2008) for the Andrews Experimental Forest and Willamette National Forest study areas. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.aspx?dbcode=GI010 (22 March 2019) DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c47128d6c63dff39ee48604ecc6fabfc.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 1440409), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
ABSTRACT:
Watershed Sciences, Inc. collected Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data from HJ Andrews and the Willamette National Forest (WNF) on August 10-11, 2008. Total area of the study are is 17,705 acres. The total area of delivered LiDAR including 100 m buffer is 19,493 acres. This data set includes the base products delivered by Watershed Sciences, and derived products (hill shades, slope and aspect grids, and contours). The base products include the point cloud data (LAS format), and the derived bare-earth and highest-hits digital elevation models (DEM). The DEMs are at 1 meter cell size resolution. The bare-earth DEM is a representation of the topography of the area, with all the vegetation removed. The highest-hit DEM is a representation of the first object the LiDAR system struck during data capture. This includes the bare-earth topography with vegetation and structures. The vegetation DEM is the result of subtracting the bare-earth DEM from the highest-hit DEM. The elevations are the heights of the vegetation. The final products are in ESRI GRID digital format, with a 1 meter cell size resolution. Each cell in the GRID has a value that represents the modeled elevation (either total elevation or vegetation height) at that location. The resulting DEM's were used to create slope, aspect, hill shade, and contour data for the area.

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ENTITY TITLES:
1Bare earth digital elevation model (DEM) from 2008 LiDAR, Andrews Experimental Forest (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
2Highest hits digital elevation model (DEM) from 2008 LiDAR, Andrews Experimental Forest (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
3Vegetation Height digital elevation model (DEM) from 2008 LiDAR, Andrews Experimental Forest (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
4Raw data (Point cloud LAS files) from 2008 LiDAR, Andrews Experimental Forest (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
LiDAR point clouds are too large to put on line. Data download links to instructions for obtaining data.
5Aspect grid from Bare earth digital elevation model (DEM) from 2008 LiDAR, Andrews Experimental Forest (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
6Percent slope grid from Bare earth digital elevation model (DEM) from 2008 LiDAR, Andrews Experimental Forest (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
7Hillshade grid generated from 2008 LiDAR 1 meter bare-earth DEM (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
810 meter contour lines generated from a 10 meter DEM (from 2009 LiDAR Bare-earth DEM) (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
925 meter contour lines generated from a 10 meter DEM (from 2009 LiDAR Bare-earth DEM) (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
1050 meter contour lines generated from a 10 meter DEM (from 2009 LiDAR Bare-earth DEM) (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA
11Hillshade grid generated from 2008 LiDAR 1 meter highest-hits DEM (Aug 10 2008 - Aug 11 2008)MAP / METADATADATA

RELATED MATERIALS:
 LIDAR REMOTE SENSING DATA COLLECTION: HJ Andrews & Willamette National Forest November 14th 2008 - documentation of LiDAR collection by Watershed Sciences.

RELATED DATABASES:
 30 meter digital elevation model (DEM) clipped to the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1996 (GI002)
 10 meter digital elevation model (DEM) clipped to the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1998 (GI003)

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
 Seidl, Rupert, Spies, Thomas A., Rammer, Werner., Steel, E. Ashley., Pabst, Robert. J., Olsen, Keith 2012, Multi-scale Drivers of Spatial Variation in Old-Growth Forest Carbon Density Disentangled with Lidar and an Individual-Based Landscape Model (Pub. No: 4792)