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.
|Title of host publication||Environment Observation and Climate Modelling Through International Space Projects|
|Subtitle of host publication||Remote Sensing for Global Change, Climate Change and Atmosphere and Ocean Forecasting|
|Publisher||European Space Agency ESA|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||European International Space Year Conference 1992 - Munich, Germany|
Duration: 30 Mar 1992 → 4 Apr 1992
|Conference||European International Space Year Conference 1992|
|Period||30/03/92 → 4/04/92|
- remote sensing
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.