Estimation of carbon storage and organic matter in boreal forests using optical remote sensing data

Tuomas Häme, Arto Salli, Kari Lahti

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Abstract

A study to produce a simple method to map the storages of organic matter and carbon in boreal coniferous forests, which form an important pool in global carbon cycle, is presented. The Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI), succesful for mapping biomass in equatorial regions, does not work at all with coniferous forests. A pilot 'boreal biomass index' based on remote sensing images was developed. The model was successfully tested with both LANDSAT Thematic Mapper (TM), and NOAA AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiomer) images.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironment Observation and Climate Modelling Through International Space Projects
Subtitle of host publicationRemote Sensing for Global Change, Climate Change and Atmosphere and Ocean Forecasting
PublisherEuropean Space Agency ESA
Pages75-78
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventEuropean International Space Year Conference 1992 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 30 Mar 19924 Apr 1992

Conference

ConferenceEuropean International Space Year Conference 1992
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period30/03/924/04/92

Keywords

  • remote sensing

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    Häme, T., Salli, A., & Lahti, K. (1992). Estimation of carbon storage and organic matter in boreal forests using optical remote sensing data. In Environment Observation and Climate Modelling Through International Space Projects: Remote Sensing for Global Change, Climate Change and Atmosphere and Ocean Forecasting (Vol. 1, pp. 75-78). European Space Agency ESA.