Tools and Calculators

Carbon On Line Estimator (COLE)

The Carbon On-Line Estimator (COLE) is a Java-based program developed to enable examination of 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.

This application ceased functioning due to a server failure in 2019. NCASI is working with US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) staff to not only restore COLE to a functioning state on a new server, but to begin updates to COLE’s internal estimation approaches to take advantage of recent developments in USFS forest carbon estimation.

For further information or questions, contact Steve Prisley at gro.isacn@yelsirps.