Coomes, D.A.; Asner, G.P.; Nunes, M.H.

Canopy height measured by LiDAR during the 2015-16 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event in Malaysian Borneo

The dataset contains top-of-canopy height before and after the 2015-15 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event across a human-modified tropical landscape in Malaysian Borneo. The derived changes in top-of-canopy height from 36,655 repeated measurements were investigated. Data were obtained from airborne LiDAR in November 2014 and April 2016. Topographic Position Index and distance from oil palm plantations are also included to investigate the effects of topography and fragmentation on the canopy height change during the ENSO event. Each observation (pixel) contains the coordinates to assess the spatial effects on canopy changes.

Publication date: 2020-11-20

Get the data

This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Coomes, D.A.; Asner, G.P.; Nunes, M.H. (2020). Canopy height measured by LiDAR during the 2015-16 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event in Malaysian Borneo. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/534838c8-0e1f-4a04-a837-2e19a4e93797

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-11-01    to    2016-04-30

Provenance & quality

All data were generated by the authors. LiDAR data were generated and checked to ensure precision from repeated canopy height measurements. We also ensured that differences in LiDAR sensors did not affect the canopy height change observations and, if necessary, excluded from analysis. Distance of measurements from oil palm plantations were determined using 2 m resolution satellite images. All data were checked to ensure reported values were within the natural ranges of forests canopy height change. All calculations were checked for errors before data was accepted.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

NERC Human-modified Tropical Forest (HMTF) Programme

Correspondence/contact details

Dr Matheus Nunes
University of Cambridge
 mhnunes1987@gmail.com

Authors

Coomes, D.A.
University of Cambridge
Asner, G.P.
Arizona State University
Nunes, M.H.
University of Cambridge

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Cambridge
 legal@admin.cam.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
canopy dynamics,  climate change ecology,  El Niño,  forest fragmentation,  LiDAR,  Top-of-canopy height,  topography
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:42