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Northeast US Blue Carbon Rasters

posted on 2023-12-18, 20:21 authored by Brian Yellen, Qian Yu, Wenxiu Teng

This data set includes rasters of tidal marsh soil properties in the Northeast US for the purpose of blue carbon accounting. Mapping products cover estuarine and emergent wetland classes in the National Wetlands Inventory.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Northeast Blue Carbon Raster Map - LOI File Name: Northeast_marsh_LOI.7z Resource Description: This raster file provides soil organic matter (% LOI) estimates for tidal marshes in the Northeast US.

  • Resource Title: Northeast Blue Carbon Raster Map - BD File Name: Northeast_marsh_BD.7z Resource Description: This raster based data product provides soil dry bulk density estimates for tidal marshes in the Northeast US.

  • Resource Title: README file for Northeast Blue Carbon Rasters File Name: README_Northeast_blue_carbon_rasters_LOI_BD.txt Resource Description: Brief description of the raster properties and methods by which they were created to model soil organic matter, soil dry bulk density, and carbon density for the Northeast US. See Teng et al (in prep, 2023) for more details on the model development.


USDA-NRCS: NR203A750025C009


Data contact name

Yellen, Brian

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Intended use

These geospatial data can be used to estimate blue carbon stocks and sequestration rates. They can also be used for restoration planning when considering sediment-based restoration methods.

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  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

Northeast US coastal (New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine)

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • geoscientificInformation
  • oceans

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

Northeastern United States; blue carbon; salt marshes; soil properties; carbon footprint; estuaries; carbon sinks; soil organic matter; bulk density

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:53 - Natural Resources Conservation Service

Pending citation

  • Yes

Public Access Level

  • Public