On the estimation of standing forest biomass and growth using optical sensors

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    Abstract

    Forests are the most important terrestrial biome with respect to the carbon cycle. Forest biomass and carbon estimation in forests deviates from that in the agricultural lands because the relevant time range is long and the biomass storage can be very high. The biomass is not harvested annually from the same site but rather after several decades or even after more than a century. On large areas of the globe Man does not harvest forest at all. On some other areas forest resources are over-exploited.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the SPECTRA Workshop
    Subtitle of host publicationThe concept of a space-borne Earth Observation Mission addressing the terrestrial component of the Carbon Cycle (ESA SP-474)
    EditorsR.A. Harris
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
    Pages433-448
    ISBN (Print)92-9092-737-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventSPECTRA Workshop - Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 12 Jun 200113 Jun 2001

    Workshop

    WorkshopSPECTRA Workshop
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period12/06/0113/06/01

    Keywords

    • optical sensors

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