Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 545–556, 2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 545–556, 2017
Review article
01 Aug 2017
Review article | 01 Aug 2017

Spatial and temporal patterns of plantation forests in the United States since the 1930s: an annual and gridded data set for regional Earth system modeling

Guangsheng Chen et al.

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Through synthesizing multiple inventory data sources, this study developed methods to spatialize the time series plantation forest and tree species distribution data for the conterminous US during 1928–2012. These time series and gridded data set can be readily applied in regional Earth system modeling frameworks for assessing the impacts of plantation management practices on forest productivity, carbon and nitrogen stocks, and greenhouse gas and water fluxes on regional or national scales.