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Air Quality Remote Sensing Program
Fuel Loading Data

Fuel loading is basically divided into live fuel loading and dead fuel loading. The live fuel loading consists of foliage and branch biomass in forests, shrub biomass, and grass (including crop) biomass, and the dead fuel loading is composed of litter and coarse woody detritus. We developed a MODIS Vegetation Property-based Fuel System (MVPFS) for each pixel at a spatial resolution of 1 km. Specifically, we derived live fuel loading by combining allometric models and MODIS data (percent vegetation cover, leaf area index, and land cover types), Litter and coarse woody detritus from vegetation types and model-based pools of litter and coarse woody debris.

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Forest Foliage Biomass

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Forest Branch Biomass

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Above-Ground Forest Biomass

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Grass Biomass

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Shrub Biomass

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Plant Litter Biomass

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Coarse Woody Detritus Biomass

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