to COLE: Carbon On Line Estimator!
enables the user to examine forest
carbon characteristics of any area of the continental United
States. COLE data are based on USDA
Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis and Resource Planning
Assessment data, enhanced by other ecological data.
To use COLE with Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, you may
need to configure activeX controls. See the instructions HERE.
2) COLE requires the java JRE 5.0 plugin, which should be automatically
installed by your browser. If
you start COLE and do not see a map
of the United States within 1 minute, and the automatic installation
process has not started, click the java icon below.
Detailed instructions for installing Java can be found here.
COLE returns results in a new browser window, so you may need
to disable your popup blocker.
Please review the COLE user manual, especially if you are new to
COLE. Illustrated examples will help you become familiar with the
COLE tutorials are designed to introduce the user to the COLE interface and to produce analyses.
COLE - java-based graphical interface
coleLite - html-based forms: does
not require java. Best for slow internet connections and systems .
COLE is under active
development. If you have any comments, suggestions or problems, drop
us an email! When reporting problems, please describe states,
analysis and variables (if any).
COLE no longer receives funding from the USDA Forest Service, but will
continue to be maintained by NCASI for as long as possible as a public service.
COLE originated as a
collaborative project between
the USDA Forest Service, Northern
Research Station. Major funding has included grants from units
within the USDA Forest Service: Forest Health Monitoring and the
Northern Research Station, specifically RWU 4104, Northern Global
Change Program, Forest Inventory and Analysis, and Forest Carbon
Accounting and Research.
Van Deusen, P., and L.S. Heath. YEAR. COLE web applications suite. NCASI and USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Available only on internet: http://www.ncasi2.org/COLE/ (Accessed Month, Date, Time?, Year)
An article describing COLE statistical methods:
Van Deusen, P.C., Heath, L.S. 2010. Weighted analysis methods for
mapped plot forest inventory data: Tables, regressions, maps and
graphs. Forest Ecol. Manage. 260:1607-1612. pdf