Biofuel Feedstock Potential in the Chesapeake Bay - Switchgrass on Abandoned Cropland


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:The Pennsylvania State University
Publication_Date:1/20/2010
Title:
Biofuel Feedstock Potential in the Chesapeake Bay - Switchgrass on Abandoned Cropland
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
This layer shows potential land area for the production of biofuel feedstocks, specifically switchgrass, on cropland that has been abandoned since 1969.  This time frame was chosen to exclude abandoned land that has developed a mature forest cover, and consequently an inapropriate location for growing switchgrass.  Areas and corresponding crop production totals are aggregated by counties in the Chesapeake Bay.
Purpose:
This dataset is intended to illustrate the potential for biofuel production in the Chesapeake Bay, in a manner that does not compete with current food or fiber production. This data was used in support of a Chesapeake Bay Commission report titled: "Chesapeake Biofuel Policies: Balancing Energy, Economy and Environment" published in 2010.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2010
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-80.546657
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-73.684109
North_Bounding_Coordinate:43.643778
South_Bounding_Coordinate:36.338941
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19155 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:Farming
Theme_Keyword:Environment
Theme_Keyword:utilitiesCommunication
Theme:
Theme_Keyword:Energy
Theme_Keyword:Biofuel
Theme_Keyword:Switchgrass
Place:
Place_Keyword:Chesapeake Bay
Access_Constraints:None.
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Ryan E. Baxter
Contact_Organization:The Pennsylvania State University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
115 Land & Water Research Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:rbaxter@psu.edu
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:166
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name:Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Albers Conical Equal Area
Standard_Parallel:29.500000
Standard_Parallel:45.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-96.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:23.000000
False_Easting:0.000000
False_Northing:0.000000
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Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name:Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis:6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:AbandonedCropLandSince1969_ChesBay
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AGPOP_
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FIPS_CODE
Attribute:
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Attribute_Label:TOTALHA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:STATE
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Attribute_Label:COUNTY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AVAILCROP2
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:CTYAREAHA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PCTCOAV
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MAXCROPHA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MAXPCTCO
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AVAILCAT1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AVAILCAT2
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PCTCTYMARG
Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label:TOTLAND1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:TOTLAND2
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PCTUSMARG
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PCTUSAVAIL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:BASIN
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FIPS_12
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Max1969
Attribute_Definition:
Maximum cropland area of any year since 1969
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Max69_ha
Attribute_Definition:
Maximum cropland area of any year since 1969 (ha)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:State_1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:County_1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FIPS_12_13
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:CurLndHa
Attribute_Definition:
Current (2007) cropland area (NASS)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FIPStxt
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Aban1969
Attribute_Definition:
Cropland abandoned since 1969 (max - 2007)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AgToUrbn
Attribute_Definition:
Number of NLCD pixels that transitioned from Ag to Urban classes between 1992 and 2001
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AgToElse
Attribute_Definition:
Number of NLCD pixels that transitioned from Ag to non-urban classes between 1992 and 2001
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PctUrbCh
Attribute_Definition:
% of ag land that transitioned to urban from 1992 to 2001
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AgToAll
Attribute_Definition:
Sum of AgToUrban and AgToElse
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:69toUrbn
Attribute_Definition:
% of abandoned cropland that is estimated to have transitioned to urban (Aban1969 * PctUrbCh)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Potent69
Attribute_Definition:
Cropland abandoned since 1969 that has not transitioned to urban and is therefore a potential resource for switchgrass production (Aban1969 - 69ToUrbn)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SGYIELD
Attribute_Definition:
Switchgrass yield (Dartmouth model)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SGPDAB_L
Attribute_Definition:
Switchgrass production multiplied by .4 to derive a low estimate (Mg)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SGPDAB_H
Attribute_Definition:
Switchgrass production multiplied by .75 to derive a high estimate (Mg)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SGPDAB10
Attribute_Definition:
Adjusted switchgrass production total multiplied by .1 to adjust for land owner willingness-to-manage
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SGPDAB25
Attribute_Definition:
Adjusted switchgrass production total multiplied by .25 to adjust for land owner willingness-to-manage
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PSU
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:CRPAcres
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
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The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Metadata_Date:20110608
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Ryan E. Baxter
Contact_Organization:The Pennsylvania State University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
115 Land & Water Research Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
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